Long Island Pediatric Dentist Provides Free Dental Work for Child In Need

Dr. Anand of Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates teams up with non-profit organization, America’s Toothfairy to provide a young girl with free dental services.

Hicksville, NY, November 25, 2014 — Dr. Erica Anand, a pediatric dentist at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates (GNMIDA), took special interest in a young child who visited her office early March. This little girl needed a considerable amount of dental work including sedation in order to get it all done at one time. Although she desperately needed treatment, her family was going through financial hardship and could not afford to move forward.

This little girls name is Abigail Burgess and she is 3 years old. Like many people in America, Abigail and her family are dealing with the effects of our ever-changing economy. Not too long ago they were a typical family with two working parents and now they’re struggling to make ends meet.

After her father lost his job, they were faced with the reality that their 3-year-old daughter now needed extensive dental work done. With insurance that would only cover a small amount of their dental bill, Abigail’s family felt hopeless.

“When I found out the partners were going to team up with non-profit organization, America’s Toothfairy I immediately thought of Abigail and we contacted her family,” said Dr. Anand.

To Abigail’s family’s excitement, she was chosen. Also assisting with this case is anesthesiologist, Dr. Gordon Barnes. After hearing about Abigail’s case and what GNMIDA was planning to do, Dr. Barnes gladly jumped on board to offer his sedation services for free.

Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates takes pride in being able to give back to the less fortunate. “We have donated our dental services in the past including to a non-profit organization that assisted battered women as they got back on their feet. We believe in giving back and try to do it as much as we can,” says Dr. Sam Morhaim, senior partner and periodontist at GNMIDA.
About Dr. Erica Anand

Dr. Erica Anand received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Cum Laude from Stony Brook University. She also attended Stony Brook University’s School of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. While in dental school, Dr. Anand received the Delta Dental award and was involved in the outreach mission to Chile where she treated underserved children and families. She went on to complete a two-year specialty-training sprogram in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Erica Anand is available for interview upon request.

About Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates

The team of dentists and medical professionals at Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates consists of top dentists in every area, including general, cosmetic, reconstructive and sedation dentistry. The practice has been serving the New York area for over thirty years with dentists that specialize in all areas of dentistry, including gum disease treatment, endodontic treatment, pediatric dentistry, and dental care for elderly patients. Among the practice’s treatment options are a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures such as dental implants, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and orthodontics.



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