WCAV WVAW WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports Newsplex

Dinner Celebrates Affordable Community Dental Care

By: Ruth Morton Email
By: Ruth Morton Email

March 16, 2013

A dinner honored local work to give everyone the ability to visit the dentist.

The 15,000 Smiles dinner celebrated the work of the local Community Dental Center.

The event also honored Dr. William Viglione, a founder of the Center, with its first Founders Award.

The Center treats children with Medicaid and FAMIS and uninsured children and adults. A member said that affordable dentist visits help patients with their teeth and more.

"People don't realize how important dental care is to finding a job, to getting ahead in school, to self esteem issues. And we provide those services and it's very interesting to see our patients when they come in, the change in their attitude toward themselves and what they can achieve in the workplace or in school," said Robert Tobey, a founder and member of the Center's Board of Directors.

The event also featured an auction to raise money for the Center.

If you want to learn more about the Community Dental Center, visit their website by clicking here.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 198569701 - newsplex.com/a?a=198569701