The staff at Baptiste Orthodontics & Dentistry for Kids always looks forward to the Fall season because it offers so many ways to be connected to our patients and the community we serve. October was full of fun opportunities for our staff to have fun. Typically, this is the month when schools and communities have many Fall events, which we are proud to sponsor.
We pride ourselves on not just only sponsoring these community events but also being active participants. We sponsored the Windermere 5K Run among the lakes on October 15th. Some of our staff members got up early for the 5-K Festivities in downtown Windermere. Throughout the month, several of our clinical assistants visited several pre-schools and schools in the Apopka area (including Trinity Christian School and the Children’s Learning Center) to teach the little ones about Dental Health just in time to get ready for all the treats during Halloween.
At the end of October, the staff participated in Trunk or Treats events at Metro West Elementary and Westpointe Elementary. The month culminated with the sponsorship of the Annual City of Apopka Halloween event at Kit Land Nelson Park, where our booth was visited by over 2,500 kids from the local community. Each received a Baptiste goodie bag with a treat and the coveted toothbrush. It was cute to see the expression of the kids when they saw their toothbrushes compared to the smiles on their parent’s faces.
November will be another busy month for the staff as the entire team will participate in the annual Orange County Public School (OCPS) Teach-In events from November 16-17. Our staff will visit several schools in the community, including Dream Lake Elementary and Apopka Middle School, where they will teach the students about Dental Health and Dental Professions. Each child will again receive a goodie bag from us with the coveted toothbrush. In years past, we have passed out over 1200 Baptiste goodie bags during Teach-In events.
We are here to provide the best dental care to our patients as well as contribute resources and time to the community we serve. Which is a perfect segway to celebrate Thanksgiving. We are supporting the Orange County Sheriff’s Office's annual Thanksgiving food giveaway this Thanksgiving. We made a financial contribution to help purchase food for their food drive and will be helping assemble the food boxes with other local volunteers to distribute to families in need.
Dr. Baptiste has always made it a priority of his and the company he formed to give back to the community it serves in whatever way possible. We are grateful for our patients, their families, and their community. We wish you a blessed Thanksgiving. May you spend it with family and friends and enjoy good food.
And, of course, don’t forget to brush your pearly whites after your Thanksgiving feast.
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