Introducing the CareKids ProgramsAllison Munro
Care Dental and the Central Okanagan Family Hub team up to provide no-charge dental care to children in need.
Care Dental (www.caredental.ca), today announced that it has further extended it’s CareKids initiative through a strategic partnership with the Central Okanagan Family Hub (“The Hub”) (www.cofh.ca) and KCR- Community Resources (www.kcr.ca) to provide dental care at no-charge to children who are unable to access this care due to financial barriers. This program is a first for the community of Kelowna and fills a critical need present in the communities of the Central Okanagan.
“We are thrilled to partner with The Hub and KCR – Community Resources”, says Dr. Dan Kobi, Lead Dentist and Director of Care Dental. “Our vision is to be the dentist that you’ll look forward to visiting, and we approach every day with all three of our Pillars of Care in mind, specifically, care for our patients, care for our team-members, and care for our community. Although the Canadian Health Care system is one of the best in the world, there are gaps that unfortunately cause children with insufficient financial means to not have complete access to proper dental care, which when left unaddressed, greatly impacts overall health, confidence, economic potential, and happiness of the child. The CareKids program works in part to address these gaps”.
The vision of the Central Okanagan Family Hub is to provide community support for individuals and families; supporting them in leading healthy, productive and fulfilling lives. Ellen Boelcke, the Executive Director of KCR states that “This partnership with Care Dental and Dr. Kobi provides us with an opportunity to move closer towards our vision. We are excited to integrate Care Dental as a central part of our services, as we have found that their core values align with ours. Respect, Integrity, Inclusiveness and Empowerment to Strengthen Lives are what both our organizations work towards every day. Communities are strengthened when organizations, like Care Dental, show this sort of responsible community leadership”. To Apply or for Information on Enrolment visit www.caredental.ca.