As a dentist, your main responsibility is to provide care to your patients. However, you shouldn’t stop there. Giving back to your community can be very rewarding for you and your team. Making an effort to make a positive impact shows those in your area that you care about them and the community you serve. Check out some tips below to get started!
- Host an Event. A major way to show appreciation for your community is by hosting an event. As a dentist, you have a great talent. By hosting an event you can use that talent to give back. At Heartland Dental, many of our supported doctors participate in Free Dentistry Day and My Free Smile. During a Free Dentistry Day, supported doctors and team members designate a day and time where they give free dental care to members of the community. My Free Smile is a contest where the supported office takes applications from community members and then chooses a winner who receives a complete smile makeover. You could also host a fundraiser – car wash, bake sale, chili cook-off, etc. – and donate the money to a cause that’s important to you and your team.
- Volunteer. There are many non-profit and charitable organizations who are in need of volunteers. Research which organizations currently exist in your area, and reach out to them to find out how you and your team members can help with their cause. Some volunteer opportunities will take place after work hours or on the weekends. Not only will you be contributing to your community, you’ll spend some quality time with your team!
- Donate. Want to get involved, but just don’t have the time? Get together with your team to discuss a cause or charity to donate to. Similar to volunteering, there are many non-profits, charities and shelters that would benefit from a monetary donation.
There are many ways you can get involved with your community! Brainstorm with your team to find out what ideas they have and what they’d like to participate in the most. By frequently giving back to your community, you’ll benefit your community and boost morale within your team.