Volunteer Spotlight

Community ServiceLast November 5, Dr Deiglmeier and his team at Panther Lake Dental in Kent opened their office on a Saturday and treated 30+ patients who were referred to them via Medical Teams International (MTI). They decided they could do a lot more dentistry and help more people by treating the patients at their office instead of in the MTI dental vans.

They did “everything” – exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns and more. Dr. Deigmeier estimates that they did about $18,000 worth of dentistry. He says that everyone worked their tails off, and he wants to recognize the following folks for their participation.

4 Hygienists:
Merilyn Catlin, Bernadette Kerr, Danielle McCain and Amy Weimer
2 Dental Assistants:
Bre Vanhorn and Juliet Bannerot
4 Front Office Staff:
Brennd Areta, Stephanie Johnson, Connie Popenroth and Leah Martin
2 Dentists:
Dr Deiglmeier and Dr Joanne Bannerot

In addition to their work with MTI, they’ve been involved with the Donated Dental Service program for about 10 years. They see about 5 to 10 patients a year with an average cost per patient of about $2,000 to $6,000.

Last but not least, they’ve seen multiple patients through church affiliation and some of Dr. Deiglmeier hosted exchange students over the years. Recently, they treated the wife of a pastor here from the Middle East. They saw her over a three-month period and did about $10,000 woth of work on her. She has since returned to Egypt. At 28, she had never been taught to brush her teeth.

A heartfelt THANK YOU to Dr Deiglmeier and his wonderful team of volunteers! We are grateful for all that you have done.

I wish to express my sincerest thanks and appreciation for your level of service and treatment over the last two decades. After many years of fearing the visit to a dentist I had the good fortune of being referred to you. - Rita & Joanna

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Panther Lake Dental

10920 SE 208th Street
Kent, WA 98031

253-854-1222