JACKSONVILLE

Community Involvement 

JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

At Parkway Prosthodontics, we take our responsibility to the great Jacksonville, FL area very seriously. That’s why Dr. Kathryn Ryan regularly works with the following organizations to support underserved areas and people in need:

  • Give Kids a Smile, which is a volunteer program that provides free oral healthcare services to millions of underserved children.

  • Mission of Mercy, which is a community-based organization that provides free healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured.

  • Stand Down for Veterans, which assists homeless veterans and provides them with necessities like food, clothing, and medical care.

  • The Sulzbacher Center, which is home to more than 360 homeless members of the Jacksonville community, many of whom are children.

  • And more!

We hope to elevate our community involvement to even greater levels in the near future! Please contact us if you’re aware of a good cause, event, or organization that could use support.

Give kids a smile

The Give Kids A Smile® (GKAS) program, launched nationally in 2003, provides underserved children with free oral health care. Each year approximately 6,500 dentists and 30,000 dental team members volunteer at local GKAS events to provide free oral health education, screenings, preventive and restorative treatment to over 300,000 children.

 

GKAS events kick off annually on the first Friday in February, which is Give Kids A Smile Day. GKAS events are held throughout the year.

To-date, over 6 million underserved children have received free oral health services through the GKAS program.

Our team attends this event every year, to learn more on how you can help the cause, follow the link below!

https://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/give-kids-a-smile/about-give-kids-a-smile

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Parkway Prosthodontic Team at Give Kids a Smile

Saulzbacher

The Mission of Sulzbacher is to empower homeless and at-risk women, children, and men through health, housing, and income services thereby restoring hope and self-sufficiency.

Funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services), Sulzbacher offers comprehensive healthcare to anyone in the community in need.  Sulzbacher’s Health Centers are classified as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and as such, are designed as safety net providers that serve medically underserved areas and populations. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on the patient’s ability to pay, and all insurances are accepted.

Sulzbacher is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) deemed facility that offers a complete range of healthcare services the community. For further information on our FTCA status, please contact us at 904-394-8069.

Our team attends this event every year, to learn more on how you can help the cause, follow the link below!

https://sulzbacherjax.org/

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Mission of Mercy 2018

Our Parkway team paired up with Florida Mission of Mercy (FLA-MOM) in downtown Jacksonville. FLA-MOM is a large-scale, two-day, professional dental clinic that provides care to any patient at no cost to them, with the goal of serving the under-served and uninsured in Florida — those who would otherwise go without care.

Since 1994, Mission of Mercy has been providing free healthcare, free dental care and free prescription medications to the uninsured, underinsured and those who “fall through the cracks” of our healthcare system.

Our team attends this event every year, to learn more on how you can help the cause, follow the link below!

https://www.floridadental.org/.../programs/mission-of-mercy

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Mission of Mercy Charity Event
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Mission of Mercy 2021

Our Parkway team paired up with the Florida Dental Association and Point Meadows Dentistry to volunteer our time at the Florida Mission of Mercy (FLA-MOM) in downtown Jacksonville. FLA-MOM is a large-scale, two-day, professional dental clinic that provides care to any patient at no cost to them, with the goal of serving the under-served and uninsured in Florida — those who would otherwise go without care.

This was truly a rewarding day that was felt in each of our hearts! From Point Meadow Dentistry’s Dr. Z completing oral surgery (extractions), to our Parkway team of Dr. Kathryn Ryan-Peterkin and Dr. Chung completing a number of prosthodontic treatments (fabricating, delivering dentures and partials), with Taylynn and Sonja assisting, and Mary, Kaitlyn, and Christine coming through in triage to explain treatment and check patients in/out.

Every team member had an important role in getting these patients the treatment they needed. As Mother Teresa once said, “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” So, a huge thank you is in order to our entire team for their volunteer work and time!

Our team attends this event every year, to learn more on how you can help the cause, follow the link below!

https://www.floridadental.org/.../programs/mission-of-mercy

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