A Family Who Volunteers Together…

Patients and supporters say that Hope Dental is a welcoming place for the whole family.
In fact, one family has found a way to get everyone involved. The Ferrer-Lugos first heard of Hope Dental Clinic when their daughter, Mari, joined the internship program as a volunteer pre-dental student and Spanish Interpreter this year. After participating in our Virtual 5K event, they were all hooked! Now we count them among our most valuable donors and ambassadors.

The family’s support for HDC comes from a personal connection to the many Spanish-speaking patients Mari is able to help with her language skills. Facilitating communication between patients and clinicians is a key part of Hope Dental’s commitment to patient equity. “Coming from another country, we understand the barriers immigrants may have… Language barrier is one of them and knowing that there are places like HDC that care about patients, ensuring they feel confident communicating with the doctors, has a personal impact on us.”

When we asked the Ferrer-Lugos why they decided to financially support Hope Dental, they said, “Since we learned about HDC and the great work they do supporting communities in need, we knew that this was the kind of institution we wanted to support. We admire the dedication of the dentists and all staff that volunteer to provide oral care to communities in need.”

Visit www.hopedentalclinic.org to find ways you and the whole family can help! 

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