Free dental services to those in need |

Free dental services to those in need

Often good news is overshadowed by the negative events in our community, nation and world. Recently, here in Grass Valley, I witnessed the opposite: people serving people.

Several of our local dentists, their staffs and other volunteers gave of their time, talents and energy to provide free dental services to those in need within our own community. 106 people here in Nevada County were giver first rate dental care to the tune of almost $22,000 in services. What’s really cool is that many recipients of this care brought non- perishable food items to donate to the local food bank which furthers the good will toward our neighbors in need.

I just wanted to recognize the efforts of many of those who gave of their time on that day:

From my office were Leslie Fleuti, Nicole Comendant, Sheri Roberts, Heather Tongring, Kari Meyer, my friend Kristin King and my children, Megan Evans and Sam Evans; Dr. Doug Valentine with Jessi Black, Chrissy Martin, Michelle McCune and Susan Golden; Dr. and Mrs. Jim Lee with Barbara, Bonnie, Wenona, Teresa and Beth; Dr. Stacy Fore with Tayler, Alison, Bridget, Terry Provasi and Darlene Ferrara; Dr. Scott Fletcher with Emily Francis and Arin Wharffl; Dr. Ljubica Petrasic with Nichole George, Kim Thomas and Lana Renfroe; Dr. Darrell Takeoka with Rachel Rose and 3 other staff members; Dr. Navneet Arora with Caroline Reck, Kathleen Boero, Cherie Marriott and Debbie Grant; Miner Moe’s Pizza for donating food to our hungry volunteers; Simple Truth Church for serving hot coffee to our patients as they waited their turn; And Rita Stevens at KNCO for getting the word out to their listeners about our event. It’s heart warming to see so many willing to give of themselves! It’s a large part of what makes Nevada County such an amazing place to live.

Paul L. Evans, DDS

Grass Valley

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