Last 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.
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
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.