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Dr. Fox and his staff

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"The feedback we got was really fun," Dr. Fox said. "No
one likes going to the dentist, but when you're doing it
for free, people are happy to see you, and in some cases
we were taking care of problems that had plagued them
for years."
Dr. Foutz estimated his practice served some 20
patients during Freedom Day USA, the office's four chairs
filled throughout. "We kept going until we ran out of teeth
to fix."
At day's end-a longer day than usual for Dr. Foutz and
his staff-"we were really tired, but it was very worthwhile.
We sat down, took a breath and felt really good about
ourselves. It was nice to help people. People thanked us
coming in and going out."
Both providers, who were classmates at the Oregon
Health & Science University School of Dentistry (they
graduated in 2015), said participation in Freedom Day USA
was seamless.
They both did a bit of awareness raising before the big
day, issuing a press release to local media that included
their office contact information and criteria for free care.
They also distributed flyers to military recruitment offices
and homeless shelters.
Dr. Fox and his staff decorated their office with banners,
American flags and red, white and blue balloons. He
said knowing he and Dr. Foutz were joining businesses
nationwide in honoring veterans at the same time was
"exciting," and he hopes more dentists in Oregon take part.
"It was incredibly easy," he said. "There was minimal
upfront effort but a great payoff. We were just doing what
we do every day, we were just doing it for veterans and
their family members and doing it for free."
Both dentists said there is no question their offices will
participate in Freedom Day USA in the future.
Said Dr. Foutz: "It was a nice way to set the precedent
for...the kind of environment I want my practice to have
and the role we want to play in the community."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Membership Matters - March 2018

Nicaragua
New Members, Board Meeting Highlights
Events and Education
Molar Movement
Insider Results
ODA Member Benefit of the Month
Compliance Corner
Through the Loupes
The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Dentistry
Dentists Take Bite Out of Opioid Epidemic
Service to Veterans
Dental Foundation of Oregon
Health Beyond Communities
Index of Advertisers
Classified Ads
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Intro
Membership Matters - March 2018 - cover1
Membership Matters - March 2018 - cover2
Membership Matters - March 2018 - 3
Membership Matters - March 2018 - 4
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Nicaragua
Membership Matters - March 2018 - 6
Membership Matters - March 2018 - New Members, Board Meeting Highlights
Membership Matters - March 2018 - 8
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Events and Education
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Molar Movement
Membership Matters - March 2018 - 11
Membership Matters - March 2018 - 12
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Insider Results
Membership Matters - March 2018 - 14
Membership Matters - March 2018 - ODA Member Benefit of the Month
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Compliance Corner
Membership Matters - March 2018 - 17
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Through the Loupes
Membership Matters - March 2018 - 19
Membership Matters - March 2018 - The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Dentistry
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - Dentists Take Bite Out of Opioid Epidemic
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - Service to Veterans
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - Dental Foundation of Oregon
Membership Matters - March 2018 - Health Beyond Communities
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Membership Matters - March 2018 - Classified Ads
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