Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry is honored to serve our local community. That's why we eagerly give back to those who have helped to make our practice what is it today!
Every month of the year we sponsor community events, donate to local charities, organize food drives, and provide free dental work to underserved children. Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry is committed to enhancing the welfare of our fellow Montgomery residents.
Here are some of the great community activities we take part in!
Each January, Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry shows its holiday spirit by holding a month-long food drive. During this time, we ask our patients and their parents to bring some of the most needed items for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen to our office. Our generous family of patients donates bags of instant oatmeal, canned soup and vegetables, cereal, coffee, peanut butter, pasta, salad dressing, and many more food items. Last season, our combined efforts amounted to almost 75 pounds of food!
Every February, Dr. Ciano and Dr. Russo visit local preschools in honor of the American Dental Association's National Children’s Dental Health Month. They sing songs and read books as a fun way to instruct kids on brushing, flossing, and eating healthy foods. Many of our current patients attend the schools we visit, so you may even get to see Dr. Ciano and Dr. Russo in between appointments!
In February, Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry also celebrates Give Kids a Smile Day! The goal of Give Kids a Smile Day is to bring attention to the number one childhood disease: dental decay. Dr. Ciano and Dr. Russo, as well as our hygienists, Angela and Cherlene, donate dental services to up to 50 children in one day. These children receive comprehensive dental examinations, dental cleanings, professional fluoride treatments, dental x-rays, oral healthcare instructions, dental extractions, sealants, and dental restorations.
We feel privileged to give back to the community that has so strongly supported our practice.
Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry is a proud sponsor of the Montgomery Township Education Foundation annual fundraising event, Casino Night! The Montgomery Township Education Foundation is an independent non-profit organization set up to support strategic programs for the benefit of Montgomery Township public school children. All money raised is set aside to improve our children's educational experiences.
During the month of April, Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry donates 5% of the proceeds of all dental sealants completed in our office to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a charity that is very near and dear to our hearts. We have several patients in our practice who have struggled with or are currently battling pediatric cancer. We hope that our involvement means the world to their families!
In May, Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry reaches out to the community even further, by being a sponsor of community baseball. Donating to the Montgomery Baseball League is important to our practice as it allows us to support the healthy pastime of so many of our young patients. We hope that our home plate sign reminds your little ones to care for their smiles!
Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry is a proud sponsor of the Montgomery Rodeo
! A treasured local tradition, the Montgomery Rodeo provides families with a weekend full of cowboy events and kid-friendly activities. Held at Daube Farm, it gives parents and kids an exciting, up-close experience of bucking broncos, bull riding, calf roping, and barrel racing. The Montgomery Rodeo also puts on the unique Special Friends Rodeo program for special needs children and families.
Every July, we host our annual Patient Appreciation Ice Cream Social! We are happy to provide an opportunity for socializing and fun - and a way to cool down from the summer heat!
We invite the whole community to attend and join us in fun, family-friendly activities like face painting, balloon art, a photo booth, and, of course, ice cream from the Mr. Softee ice cream truck. We even hold a raffle for exciting prizes like a Sonicare toothbrush and Amazon and restaurant gift cards! Make sure to come out and join us next year.
Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry is proud to sponsor Montgomery FunFest, an annual day of family, food, fun, and live entertainment held at the Princeton Airport. Montgomery FunFest brings together the community at all levels and helps promote local business. At our FunFest booth, we give out toothbrushes and other fun prizes. To make the community experience even more enjoyable, we invite talented balloon artist, Mark Ghia. Stop by our booth to come and get your custom balloon the next time FunFest rolls around! This free fair offers food, fitness, and screenings—even face painting! Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry participates by providing oral health education to new parents. In line with our mission to help Montgomery residents thrive, we also support the Bright Beginnings Talk to new moms at Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center’s Community Health Fair.
At Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry, we are committed to maintaining the health of even the tiniest of patients. To help spread the word, we participate in the Princeton Baby Fair
each October. At this event, our staff speaks with parents about the importance of 1-year-old first dental visits, as well as infant tongue-tie treatment options.
In November, we collect over 300 lbs of candy in our annual Candy Buy Back event! Last year's event benefited Operation Jersey Cares, an organization helping wounded veterans and overseas troops. The candy we collected was donated for care packages so our servicemen and women could enjoy a taste of home. We look forward to supporting even more worthy causes with our Candy Buy Back event in the years to come!
Every year, Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry sponsors Womanspace, a local non-profit agency supporting victims and families struggling with domestic violence and sexual assault. For December 2019, we have decided to ask all of you to help support this worthy cause, too! We are now collecting donations at our office throughout the holidays. Please join us in brightening the holiday season for women and children in need! To learn more about Womanspace, visit their website.