From the Editor's Desk: Delaware Dentist Honored for Work with Kids

June 9, 2011

Dr. Brendan Fay, DDS, is being recognized for going  the "extra mile for smiles." The Wilmington, Delaware dentist has won recognition for making pediatric dental services available to uninsured, needy local families in a national contest sponsored by FireFly toothbrush, part of the company’s ongoing Crusade Against Cavities initiative.

Dr. Brendan Fay, DDS, is being recognized for going  the "extra mile for smiles." The Wilmington, Delaware dentist has won recognition for making pediatric dental services available to uninsured, needy local families in a national contest sponsored by FireFly toothbrush, part of the company’s ongoing Crusade Against Cavities initiative.

“Tooth decay in young children is dramatically on the rise across the country, and of pressing concern in underserved communities,” says Puneet Nanda, President of Dr. Fresh, Inc., maker of the FireFly light-up timer toothbrushes that encourage kids to brush the dentist-recommended time of two minutes.  “Dr. Fay and his colleagues at Westside Family Healthcare have really stepped up to the plate to offer dental care to patients who need it most, but cannot afford it.”

Dr. Fay received 10,000 Dr. Fresh toothbrushes to be donated in his name to his charity of choice, the Delaware Oral Health Coalition, an organization that goes into underserved areas and equips Head Start teachers to educate children about oral health.  He also attended the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 64th Annual Session held last week in New York City, as the guest of Dr. Fresh.

Dr. Fay was nominated for the honor by fellow staff members at Westside Family Healthcare.  Said Michele Parker, Dental Office Manager, “Dr. Fay offers full dental services to uninsured pediatric and adults, every day, regardless of ability to pay.  You would never know that the office is a 'clinic', as it offers the best dental services available.  Dr. Fay goes above and beyond in serving children that would normally be referred out to sedation dentistry, but their parents cannot afford it.”