Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS has been friends with his gregarious alligator mascot Chomp for many years. In that time, Chomp and the Hermitage Pediatric Dentist have been on some fantastic adventures together. Chomp says that adventures with Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS are a ton of fun, but they can also be very meaningful. For example, the Hermitage Pediatric Dentist has been making excursions to Haiti since 2007, offering charitable dental services to those in need. Following the terrible 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS and the Hermitage Pediatric Dentist’s team of dental care staff members traveled to Ouanaminthe in Haiti to help care for the injured and orphaned. Upon the Hermitage Pediatric Dentist’s return to Tennessee, Chomp had the opportunity to interview him about the experience.
Chomp: During your latest mission to Haiti, here did you expend most of your relief efforts?
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: We spent most of our time in the dental clinic we set up at Danita’s Children, Hope for Haiti Center.
Chomp: Tell us more about Danita’s Children.
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: Danita’s Children is a non-profit committed to caring for Haiti’s orphaned and abandoned children. After the devastation of the earthquake, Danita’s Children was filling up with children rescued from the damages, who had lost their homes and families.
Chomp: How did you develop your connection to Danita’s Children?
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: HMy adopted daughter, Margarite, was rescued and cared for by the wonderful and dedicated missionaries who operate Danita’s Children. Without Danita’s Children, we never would have been blessed with Margarite.
Chomp: What did you and your team do while in Haiti?
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: We performed routine and essential dental procedures for over 300 local Haitians in pain. Some of them were orphans, but many others were folks who attended Danita’s church and school, as well as those who work for Danita.
Chomp: What were some of these services?
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: You name it, whatever people needed. In some cases, it was extractions, fillings or the application of sealants. Other people needed crowns or cleanings.
Chomp: It sounds like you and your team was very busy.
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: I only wish we could have done more, but our time was limited.
Chomp: What can others do to aid in the Haiti relief effort?
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: Every little bit helps. If you have the time, contact UNICEF or the Red Cross and offer your help. If you cannot travel to Haiti to help, make donations. The infrastructure is so damaged that there is still a lot of work to do.
Chomp: Thank you so much for taking time to discuss your trip, Dr. Snodgrass. I’m sure your tireless efforts do not go unnoticed.
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: Thanks, Chomp. It’s good to be home, but the fact remains that we will be returning to Haiti again to continue our work.
For more information about the efforts of Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS, visit Snodgrass-King online at http://snodgrassking.com
About Hermitage Pediatric Dentist
The Hermitage pediatric dentists of Snodgrass-King offer an exceptional and different dental experience for children. Founded by Dr. David Snodgrass and Dr. John T. King, the Hermitage pediatric dentist offices of Snodgrass-King combine “fun” with exceptional oral health care and services. In addition to their office located in Hermitage, Snodgrass-King offers pediatric dentist services in several other convenient locations around Nashville.
A first time visitor to Hermitage or any of the Snodgrass-King pediatric dentist offices may find a surprise awaiting them. On any given day a child may be greeted by Chomp, the Snodgrass-King alligator mascot, in the Hermitage lobby before they see their pediatric dentist. And if Chomp is not in the Hermitage office, there are other surprises before seeing their chosen pediatric dentist. From the video games in the lobby to watching a movie during a teeth cleaning, the Hermitage pediatric dentist office maintains the tradition of “fun” that comes with a visit to any Snodgrass-King office.
While a youngster wants fun, parents desire excellence in dental care for their child. The Snodgrass-King Hermitage pediatric dentist office meets and exceeds that expectation. Both of the founders of Snodgrass-King bring credentials and experience to their Hermitage pediatric patients. Dr. David Snodgrass, a respected and sought after speaker, brings over twenty years of experience to the Hermitage community. Dr. John T. King is Diplomat Board Certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Between the founders and staff, the Hermitage pediatric dentist offices of Snodgrass-King offer nearly one hundred years of combined experience.
The highly skilled Hermitage pediatric dentists offer a wide array of specialty services to their young patients. From basic pediatric dentist services to orthodontic and specialty work, Snodgrass-King of Hermitage boasts exceptional pediatric dentists. Patients needing oral and maxillofacial specialty work can find such services at the Snodgrass-King Hermitage pediatric dentist office. The Hermitage pediatric dentist office of Snodgrass-King also offers tips and points concerning pediatric dental care online. The Snodgrass-King website displays safety and general health care tips as well as information about “what to expect” when visiting the Hermitage pediatric dentist office. Patients will also find contact information and hours of operation for the Snodgrass-King Hermitage pediatric dentist location.
Known for their work both within and outside of Hermitage, the pediatric dentists of Snodgrass-King have donated equipment and time to those who could not receive such quality care. Recently, co-founder of the Hermitage pediatric dentist office Dr. David Snodgrass was part of an effort to offer dental care to Nashville residents who otherwise would have gone without. In addition, the Snodgrass-King founders and pediatric dentists from Hermitage and other locations have donated equipment and frequently served the impoverished regions of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
For more information or to contact the Hermitage pediatric dentists of Snodgrass-King please visit http://snodgrassking.com.