Dr. PJ Theodorou Partners With GRACE For Free Dental Clinic
July 22, 2022 – Scheduling your next dentist appointment is not something the average adult anxiously anticipates. Think back to when you were a child, and those visits were even more dreadful. While some might possess a fear of these experiences or lack the urge to spend their free time in a cold, rubber chair, others simply lack the resources to access the service altogether.
For children, a lack of dental hygiene can be even more problematic, as the teeth are still developing. The undoubtedly higher intake of sweets at a young age makes them even more prone to cavities or worse.
Dr. PJ Theodorou DMD saw the opportunity to meet this need through the GRACE Feed Our Kids program, and he didn’t waste a second. Last Friday, Dr. J, along with his staff and wonderful volunteers from the Grapevine Masonic Lodge, set up shop at our main campus offering a free screening to any child for dental and orthodontic issues. The clinic was held between 11:30 and 1:30 in conjunction with the Feed Our Kids lunch program to diminish the hassle of transportation and time for parents.
In addition to the screening, each child was given a fun demonstration on oral hygiene along with a free dental hygiene kit. The bilingual staff worked wonderfully with the families, making the Spanish-speaking clients feel heard and understood. The experience as a whole was geared toward benefitting both the parents and the children, and it was a huge success.
Dr. J and the volunteers from Grapevine Masonic Lodge were not satisfied with stopping there, however. It was decided then and there that a monthly screening would take place at GRACE in order to better reach the community. Not only will they provide free screenings, they have also expressed the desire to help families find resources to assist them in correcting any issues at a reasonable price.
Chief Programs Officer Stacy Pacholick disclosed, “The heart and passion of Dr. J, his staff, and the wonderful volunteers from the Grapevine Masonic Lodge were so evident in bringing this service to the families GRACE serves. We are so thankful for their partnership AND for their continued desire to bring dental screenings to GRACE on an ongoing basis.”
The work you are doing here is going to bless the lives of so many, and we can’t thank you enough!
Community Outreach Award
MAY 19, 2022 – At the annual Scholarship Awards Banquet of the Grapevine Masonic Lodge #288 Dr. J and the Staff of Stellar Smiles Ortho were honored with the prestigious Community Outreach Award. This award is given out in recognition of dedicated service to the students in the Grapevine Community
Stellar Smiles Honored With PTA Friends of Children Award
May 12, 2022 – The Timberline PTA honored Dr. J and the Stellar Smiles staff with the PTA Friends of Children Award for all of their support. This award honors members of the Timberline community who have gone above and beyond to support our PTA and the children of Timberline Elementary.
We Support Our Local Police Department
November 2022 – Stellar Smiles Ortho and Dr. J support our community by donating Personal Protective Equipment and Tactical Medical Gear to the brave men and women of the Grapevine Police Department. Stay safe!
The Taste of Timberline
November 12, 2022 – Dr. J with Éricka Bravo (Bilingual Parent Liaison) at the Taste of Timberline event, a celebration of the diversity and cultures represented at Timberline Elementary.
GCISD Health & Wellness Expo
December 3, 2022 – This event seeks to inform the locals in our community about products and services available that encourage good health and fitness, address special needs care, provide nutritional insight, and more!
Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots
January 2023 – The 2022 holiday season marked the 75th anniversary of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.
For over seven decades, the program has evolved and grown exponentially having delivered hope and the magic of Christmas to over 281 million less-fortunate children. Famous American pop artist, Charles Fazzino, commemorated this occasion. The net proceeds from the sales of his official anniversary poster went to the mission of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.
Semper Fidelis from the Stellar Smiles Ortho family!