Pacific Lodge Youth Services was pleased to announce a Day of Service on Wednesday, April 29th. This day, made possible through a partnership with Complete Health Dentistry, provided dental exams and procedures to The Lodge’s residents, outpatient clients and families, all of whom had already been pre-screened in preparation for the event. Dr. Bruce F. Beard and Dr. Manny Fernandez and their highly-trained team not only provided a day of free-of-charge dental procedures, they also evaluated each patient for signs of conditions such as oral cancer, TMJ, and oral airway sleep apnea, among others.
Complete Health Dentistry of Woodland Hills specializes in addressing the importance of oral health as it relates to whole body health, by exploring what they call the “oral-systemic connection”. Like all dentists, Dr. Beard and Dr. Fernandez look to find and treat infections, plaque build-up, tooth loss and gum disease. However, they also know that these issues can be just the start of patient’s problems. Bacteria in the mouth can enter the blood stream and create inflammatory issues throughout the body. Poor oral health can therefore lead to such serious problems as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and strokes.
“We are thrilled by this opportunity to collaborate with Complete Health Dentistry on a Day of Service,” says Pacific Lodge’s CEO Jay Bechtol. “This partnership allows The Lodge’s clients to receive dental work, health needs examination and support, as well as the opportunity to determine the best course of treatment going forward.”
The April 29th Day of Service is just one part of The Lodge’s holistic approach to caring for all aspects of our young clients’ lives and we are grateful to Complete Health Dentistry for helping to make it possible.
A message from Dr. Bruce Beard and Dr. Manny Fernandez. “Our team is proud to donate “A Day of Free Dentistry” on April 29th for Pacific Lodge Youth Services as well as the Valley Women’s Center. We are honored to give back to the community that supports us”.
Complete Health Dentistry is located at 22600 Ventura Blvd., Suite 204 in Woodland Hills, California. They can be reached at 818-225-0046 or www.CHDWH.com.