Maven Dental Maryborough, formerly Toothworkx, has an interest in our local community and provides support where possible. To this end, there are a few special projects that we do, additionally to providing support in other areas with our local and sometimes wider community.
St Paul’s Church & Associated Soup Kitchen’s Maryborough
Since 2014, Maven Dental Maryborough has been donating oral hygiene products to the less fortunate in the Maryborough community. At Christmas time each year Maven Dental Maryborough, with some assistance from Erskine Dental Company, donates toothbrushes, toothpaste, flossing aids and some oral hygiene information to St Paul’s Church to be distributed among their soup kitchen clients. The contents of the donation make home tooth care a little more accessible for both adults and children in our community that are struggling to make ends meet, and has been well received and appreciated.
Maven Dental Maryborough, formerly Toothworkx, feels that it is extremely important to assist in some small way to support the less fortunate in our local community. Oral hygiene is not only important for healthy teeth and gums but also towards overall general health. Helping these people to be able to just clean and maintain their teeth, when sometimes these items might be omitted from the shopping list, is very important to us.
TerraCycle Toothbrush recycling Project
Maven Dental Maryborough has joined the TerraCycle community to recycle certain oral hygiene products. Old toothbrushes, their packaging, floss boxes, toothpastes tubes and so forth are collected and sent away for recycling. Not only are new products made from the recycled waste, less goes to landfill and Maven Dental Maryborough also earns points that turn into cash for our favourite charity organisations.
Maven Dental Maryborough has a specially marked box at reception where you can drop your special oral hygiene waste products. Also the chart indicates Colgate products, it can be any brand. Waste products to bring are:
1. Toothpaste tubes and caps
3. Toothbrush and toothpaste outer packaging
4. Floss containers
Simply bring any of these waste items into Maven Dental Maryborough and pop them into the box. Help us to help others. This program is also supported by the Australian Dental Association.
Maven Dental Maryborough Team Involvement & Support for other Charities
Over the last few years and continuing into the future, the team at Maven Dental Maryborough, formerly Toothworkx, likes to show their personal support for charitable organisations. Generally, we choose a different charity to support each year and sometimes more than one. Our support is often financial donations, from gold coin collections over the year from team members and our wonderful patients. We also participate in food and goods drives when a worthy charity is asking.
Some of the many charities we have supported are the Tess Wildlife Sanctuary, Save the Koala’s, Drought Angels, St Paul’s Soup Kitchen, Girls Night in Pink Ribbon Cancer and the Burrumbuttock Hay Run just to mention a few.
The Maven Dental Maryborough team is proud of our support for many local and other charities.
SCHOOL TALKS IN OUR COMMUNITY
The staff at Maven Dental Maryborough, formerly Toothworkx, is very passionate about teaching patients’ and our community about the importance of oral hygiene both at home and in the dental office. As a contribution to our community, we have developed a school program that involves visiting primary schools and presenting good oral health messages to children in Prep – Year 3. Over time, we hope to develop even more programs to present to older children and even to anti-natal groups.
Our Dental Hygienist Brigette and assistant Emily have visited many schools over the last year with great success and feedback. The program involves fun and interactive information to help the children understand the importance of brushing, flossing, healthy foods and drinks for teeth and the importance of visiting the Dentist.
And the children don’t go home empty handed! We encourage the schools to utilise a program offered by Colgate that provides each child with a toothbrush and small toothpaste. Maven Dental Maryborough then provides a brushing chart, letter for the parents and a sticker.
We have a great time with the kids and teachers and plan to continue to provide this service to the schools in our community for a long time to come. If you are interested in this program and we haven’t been to your child’s school yet, please don’t hesitate to contact us to talk about it.