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San Tan Valley Dentist Contributes to Major Free Dental Care Event in Arizona


In a remarkable show of community service and dedication, Dr. Dylan P. Thomas, DMD FAGD, from San Tan Mountain Dental in San Tan Valley, played a pivotal role in the Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy (AZMOM) event, which provided $2 million in free dental care to 1,800 patients on December 9 and 10 at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.

This year marked the 10th annual AZMOM event, organized by the Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation (CADSF). Over 300 volunteer dentists, including Dr. Thomas, along with a support staff of 1,200 comprising dental hygienists, assistants, translators, lab and medical personnel, and others, transformed the Coliseum into a large-scale dental clinic. Services provided included fillings, extractions, cleanings, and limited lab work, focusing on alleviating pain and infection for adults and children alike.

Dr. Thomas's contribution to this event is a testament to his dedication to the profession of dentistry and his commitment to serving the community. He believes in the importance of working collaboratively with patients, providing not just treatment but also education about oral health's role in overall well-being and quality of life.

The event's success can be attributed to the combined efforts of all volunteers and the significant sponsorships from organizations like the BHHS Legacy Foundation, Delta Dental Foundation, United Concordia, and many others. The large-scale effort ensured treatment for approximately 30 patients every 30 minutes, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The need for such events is underscored by Ann Hammi-Blue, D.D.S, President of the CADS Foundation Board, who pointed out the unending demand for dental care, especially among vulnerable populations such as the elderly, veterans, and children.

For Dr. Thomas, participation in AZMOM is more than a professional obligation; it's a reflection of his philosophy as a healthcare provider. His ethos revolves around the idea that helping people improve their oral health is not just a job but a privilege and an "awesome responsibility."

San Tan Valley residents can take pride in the fact that one of their local dentists is not only an expert in his field but also a compassionate professional dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those who need it the most.

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