Pediatric Dentistry awarded Oak Hill's Service Provider of the Year
Drs. Thal and Rostenberg take seriously their responsibility to serve the entire dental community. One way we demonstrate that commitment is by treating handicapped patients of all ages. In recognition of that commitment, Pediatric Dentistry was awarded Oak Hill's Service Provider of the Year in November, 2009. Oak Hill, founded in 1893, "enhances independence and quality of life for people with disabilities, including visual impairments, by setting the standard in providing innovative solutions, program excellence, services, and advocacy."
The doctors also volunteer their time and expertise in other ways:
Give Kids a Smile Day - An annual national event that provides free dental services for children who otherwise cannot afford dental care. On Feb. 5, 2010 we provided care for 24 children. For some this was their first dental experience.
Connecticut Mission of Mercy (CTMOM) - Two days of free dental care for people of all ages. In April, 2009, 1800 children and adults received care in New Haven. Dr. Thal has been in charge of recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the event for the past three years.
Preschools - Drs. Thal and Rostenberg serve as consultants to numerous pre-schools and nursery schools, as well as New Britain Head Start.