Speaker 1: Our office, as a whole, goes to the community dental clinic at least once a year to donate our time and do work on people that don't have the money to go to a private practice dentist. So we really look forward to that. We always go for several hours, and everybody helps out. And we really enjoy that, and it's very satisfying to us to be able to help out in the community.
Starting in the early 2000, 2001 area, I started going with a group from area churches to Senegal, West Africa. And it was a medical mission. We took some physicians and we took nurses and we took dentists and we also took teachers and people that just wanted to help. And in that mission trip, we went pretty much once a year, and we would do services for people right out in the villages in Senegal that didn't ever get to see a doctor and didn't ever get to see a dentist. And if they had seen one, they couldn't afford it.
So I did exclusively extractions all day long for four or five days in a row. We would go to different villages and have people come in that had toothaches and maybe had had them for years. And we would also be able to present the Gospel to them in Senegal, which they didn't get to hear very often. And also just love on them, which is the most important thing – to just show that love.
Dr. Dan Jones, Dr. Casey Jones, and Dr. Stephen Rappeport firmly believe that they should give back to the community that has been so good to them. As a result, they have served the Fort Smith community and beyond for over 20 years.
Dr. Dan has been involved with several civic organizations in the area, plus he previously served as President of the Board of Trustees at the UMKC School of Dentistry. In addition, he has traveled to Costa Rica to serve on a medical/dental mission trip and is actively seeking out additional international mission groups to partner with.
Dr. Casey has journeyed to Africa eight separate times for medical/dental mission trips, donating her time and resources to help those in need.
Since the 1990s, both Dr. Dan and Dr. Casey have regularly volunteered care at a local community dental clinic. Both dentists are also involved with and volunteer at their local church.
When your smile needs attention, visit a community-minded dentist at Dental Health of Fianna. Call 479-262-9101 for an appointment.