At Gillespie Dentistry, we are passionate about community. Community involvement is a big part of what we do to help make the Cascade Park area and Vancouver a better place to live. The following are just some of the activities and programs our dentists, Drs. Brad and Greg Gillespie, and our excellent staff participate in and support.
Smiles On Us – Free Day of Dentistry
We held our first free dental day in October of 2011. As awareness has increased over the years, we have had a steady increase in the number of people served. In 2014, over the course of the day, we managed to provide 142 members of the community with dental services they would have otherwise been unable to receive. Patients who attended the event were treated first come, first served, and they were able to choose from one of three services based on need: cleaning, filling, or extraction. While attendees and their loved ones waited, Burgerville was on hand with a tasty spread of grilled goods, keeping everyone’s appetites satiated and nerves at ease.
Support of Community Programs
At Gillespie Dentistry, we also support local Parks and Recreation youth sports programs, which provide children an opportunity to learn skills such as confidence, discipline, and responsibility. Ever since the opening of Gillespie Dentistry 30 years ago, we have sponsored youth teams in many different sports in our community. Gillespie Dentistry has also supported the following local organizations: Clark College Orchestra, Union Cheerleading Squad, Winterhawks Prostate Cancer Awareness, Mountain View Theatre Production, Evergreen Basketball, and Camas Football.
Volunteer Work for the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
The mission of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington is to provide and facilitate access to free, compassionate, quality health care for children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. We volunteer to helm a van that travels to meet the needs of underserved communities and offers exams, fillings, sealants, fluoride treatments, crowns, and extractions. There’s nothing quite as rewarding as giving smiles to those who need them the most.