Dental Choice believes in community, and is always looking for ways to get involved. Whether it be participating in the Edmonton Fringe festival, throwing patient appreciation BBQ’s, or sponsoring local sports teams, we are always looking for ways to meet and mingle with the people that make up the great communities our offices reside in.
Charity Partner: Free2BMe
Dental Choice has taken on a primary charity called Free2BMe as its focus for positive change. Free2BMe is an organization that provides physical activity and fitness opportunities for children and youth from 4 to 19 years of age who are experiencing physical, sensory or developmental impairments.
Aaron’s parents enrolled him into the Free2BMe program at The Steadward Centre in the Fall of 2015. At that time, his mother Maria Parades, was worried about how he would integrate into his Kindergarten classes in the next year. One year later, Aaron can now follow instructions and has even learned his colors! Free2BMe has provided Aaron the one-on-one support to help him achieve his physical activity goals.
Part of The Steadward Centre at the University of Alberta, Free2BMe staff are trained in Adapted Physical Activity, and create individualized plans for each participant. It is thanks to the support of the community and local businesses like Dental Choice, that allow us to continually support and provide physical activity to children and teens experiencing disability. To learn more, please visit: https://www.steadwardcentre.ualberta.ca
Sponsoring Students & Education
Our support extends to post-secondary students as well. Dental Choice donates a $1000 award each year for the student in the Dental Assistant program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology who shows the most improvement between the first and second semesters. At Mount Royal University (SAMRU), we award $1000 to the E-Awards scholarships. The E-Awards recognize students who have contributed to their campus community in an outstanding way that inspires and enhances the lives of their fellow Mount Royal students.
On a global level, our Dental Choice dentists have gone on several dental mission trips to Mexico, Nicaragua, and other countries where many people may not have access to dental care. We have also offered monetary support to victims of the 2004 Tsunami.
Kindness in Action dental mission to Columbia, Dr. Martin, April, and Janelle from our Millwoods location in Edmonton went on the Kindness in Action dental mission to Colombia. Dental Choice is so grateful to have such compassionate dentists and staff part of our team.