Beyond anything that we do at our offices, we are concerned about our role in the community. We are proud to make contributions in many forms, and we make it a point to do so throughout the year.
Hunger Center Donation Program
Our doctors feel a close bond with the Hunger Center at St. Augustine, thanks in part to their close involvement there during dental school. Beginning in July of 2007, Southwest Endodontics & Periodontics donates $1 from every procedure done at our offices to the Hunger Center at St. Augustine in Cleveland. From root canals to implants, every time a patient walks through our doors, we make a contribution to those that can use a good meal.
In addition, members of our staff, including our doctors, have and will continue to volunteer at the Hunger Center preparing, serving, and cleaning up after meals. Staff and doctors have brought friends, and we have been joined by staff from other dental offices in the area as well. If you would like to join us for our next volunteering opportunity, please contact our office at (440)-546-1116.
Dr. Hahn used his expertise as a health professional to participate in a mission trip to Haiti. Joining Dr. Jim Cuglewski, he provided dental care to hundreds of Haitians during his week there, including many that traveled far and wide to take advantage of a rare chance to see a dentist. Since then, Dr. Hahn has traveled with Dr. Lee on a mission trip to Bolivia, providing dental care to the local population and distributing dental supplies to those in need. Drs. Hahn and Lee are returning to Bolivia on their third mission trip in 2015!
Dr. Lee has served the community by teaching as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Case Western Reserve University Dental School for 20 years. Dr. Lee works with the periodontal dental residents every Friday, assisting them with various procedures and techniques.
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Dr. Hahn, Dr. Lee, and our Practice Manager, Michael, serve the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center as members of their Dental Assisting Program Advisory Council. Since 2008, Michael visits the dental assisting seniors as a guest lecturer, providing a depth of information as well as conducting mock interviews on-site for every student.