Letter to the Editor

Give Kids a Smile great success

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

To The Editor:

On April 8, my staff and I, along with Dr. Dennis Knuth and one of his staff members, Angie, from Hometown Dental were able to provide some much-needed dental services to several children in the Putnam County area.

These eligible children received comprehensive dental care and were restored to as healthy a condition as possible. Those that were not able to be completed will be followed up on subsequent visits to achieve proper dental health status.

This belated event (ice storm of 2011 in February) was only possible due to the hard work of several individuals. I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to Polly Shuee, Jennifer Walters and Rita Bain, school nurses who helped to recruit eligible children for the program, provided the paperwork and in the case of Mrs. Shuee, became a bus driver for the day.

The support of the nursing staff by the county school administrators, principals of the elementary schools and the faculty was greatly appreciated. Thanks are in order to Henry Schein Dental and the Colgate Co. for providing most of the health care kits that the children were sent home with.

Thank you to all the children who were absolutely amazing to meet and treat. Some had never had a dental experience but showed great bravery and trust. We appreciated the parents who allowed us the privilege of working with these fine youngsters.

Finally, thanks are in order for a great office staff volunteering their day and performing with the professionalism and enthusiasm that I am spoiled by. Thanks to Carrie, Lynn, Amanda, Kim, Heather, Jessica, Jenny, Jennifer and my better half, Cindy, for providing a wonderful day in caring for the youth in Greencastle. Thank you all.

John D. Hennette, D.D.S.

Greencastle Pediatric Dentistry