James Holley, PFHC Executive Board Member and Manager, TD Bank - Neptune Branch, Dr. Mitchel Friedman, and Dr. Gail Reilly, PFHC Medical Director.

James Holley, PFHC Executive Board Member and Manager, TD Bank – Neptune Branch, Dr. Mitchel Friedman, and Dr. Gail Reilly, PFHC Medical Director.

Dr. Mitchel Friedman of Newman Springs Dental Care in Lincroft believes that having a whiter smile can do more than make you feel confident; it can help sick and disadvantaged children get needed health care. As a member of the Crown Council, a world wide alliance of prestigious dentists committed to charitable work, Dr. Friedman participated in this year’s Smiles For Life campaign. (Smiles for Life Foundation is the children’s charity arm of the Crown Council).  Crown Council dentists offer teeth whitening services from March to June at reduced prices and all fees are donated to the Foundation. This year’s proceeds from the Smiles For Life campaign were shared between St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and a charity of each dentist’s choice.  Dr. Friedman named Parker Family Health Center as his preferred charity and is shown here presenting a check to Parker Family Executive Board Member James Holley and Parker Family’s new Medical Director, Dr. Gail Reilly.

Besides volunteering his services to Parker Center patients and participating in the Smiles for Life campaign, Dr. Friedman sponsors  “Dentistry from the Heart”, a day of free dental care for the community provided by nine local dentists and their staff.  Now in its 7th year, the event will be held on Thursday, October 17th at Newman Springs Dental Care, located at 539 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Registration starts at 7:00 am and the first 140 patients are guaranteed to be seen.

This is a day when we give back to a community that has been so wonderful to us. Examinations, x-rays, oral cancer screenings and a choice of filling, extraction or cleaning will be performed for those 18 years and older who can’t get dental care elsewhere.”

For additional information about “Dentistry from the Heart”, please call 732-741-6444.