El Paso Dentist Cures Hunger by Giving Dental Service to Locals

Announcement: We are extending the Food Drive due to the big interest and participation. We have collected more than $1000 worth of food supplies. We will donate the collected food and money from the special to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger on Jan. 15, 2015.We will continue to accept non-perishable food until Feb 10th, 2015.Food Banks need food and money all year round, not only through the holiday season. Let’s Help our community and the people in need!

 

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El Paso dentist, Dr. Mehrnoosh Darj is raising donations for a local food pantry and helping people improve their dental health by lowering their dental bill.

A report from The New York Times revealed the trend of Americans delaying health treatments even if they are insured. The reason behind this is an economic reason: many insured could not afford the co-payments

Dr. Darj who is a practicing dentist in the El Paso area knows that this delay of treatment usually leads to bigger health problems. Delayed dental care can easily lead to gum diseases which then could cause weakened immune problems, leading to heart, lung and liver diseases. Even pregnant mothers could have still-born or pre-mature babies due to gum diseases.

At the same time, how could a person see a dentist if he or she could not even afford three square meals a day?

Dr Darj explained, “It is a growing problem. Food demands at the local food pantries have increased and yet food donations have decreased.”

“Among the hungry in America are 16 million children. This is very alarming.” said Dr Darj, dentist El Paso.

With some long thinking, she came out with an idea to help in both areas: help Americans with dental care and also assist the local food pantries.

Dr Darj is encouraging her patients to bring non-perishable food donations, and offering the dental cleaning, exam and x-rays for only $39. And all of the $39 and food will go to the local food bank: El Pasoans Fighting Hunger.

When asked why she would give such a discount and donate all the proceeds, Dr Darj said, “Local communities are strong not because of money but because of the free spirit of helping one’s neighbors. In a troubled economy that affects many Americans, if I could get the public to help the hungry families while getting their basic dental work done, why not?”

The campaign spearheaded by Dr. Darj to benefit people in need of dental care as well as providing more donations to the local food bank will end on February 10, 2015.

“I would like to ask everyone who now knows about our program to spread the word to their friends and neighbors. The more people know about this effort, the more needy families can receive aid.” El Paso TX dentist Dr. Darj concluded.

 

Here is how to participate:

Request your Voucher for $39 Dental Cleaning, Exam & X-rays by filling out the form below.

Bring any food donation (non-perishable only) to one of our 3 dental locations.

Together we can help the needy people in our community!

 

Office Locations

1861 Robert Wynn St. #D
El Paso, TX 79936
Phone: (915) 595-6680
211 Texas Ave.
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: (915) 533-1600
10760 North Loop Drive
Socorro, TX 79927
Phone: (915) 860-1999

 

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