SOUTH WEYMOUTH, MA…
Dr. Richard Wolfert, DMD, thought switching from paper to electronic files would not only make his South Weymouth dental practice run more efficiently but be greener as well. What he didn’t realize was how his conversion could benefit fellow dentists thousands of miles away in Haiti. Yet that’s exactly what happened as he donated to his filing cabinets to the Raisin Foundation.
Wolfert, also known as “The Toothboss”, heard about the Milton, MA-based non-profit from a fellow National Guardsmen, Dr. Fidel Gabriel. The Haitian native told him of the organization’s efforts to get supplies to start a dental practice in Leogane, Haiti. Wolfert inquired as to the types of items the Foundation would accept and mentioned his filing system and the rest is history.
“The filing system itself costs approximately $2500 but the benefits of going paperless far outweighed the cost. To find an organization like the Raisin Foundation that could benefit from the donation of the filing system was icing on the cake. The fact it was going to help a dental practice was the cherry on top,” said Wolfert.
The Raisin Foundation is dedicated to collaborating with the people of Leogane, Haiti to improve the physical and mental health of the community and assist in the economic and technology development.
“As you can imagine, the equipment and technology that we enjoy and perhaps take for granted here in the U.S. aren’t available in remote places like Leogane,” said Wolfert. “I encourage dentists, doctors and other health care professionals to visit The Raisin Foundation’s website to see if they need other items. One man’s upgrade is another’s treasure.”
For more information, visit RaisinFoundation.org.
About The Toothboss
The Toothboss offers: comprehensive examinations (written treatment and treatment plan provided); cosmetics; crowns, bridges and tooth-colored restorations; partial and full dentures; periodontics (early cases treated); oral surgery; restoration of conventional and small diameter implants; and emergency services (24-hour emergency phone number available).
The Toothboss accepts most insurance plans. They also accept payment from most PPO and indemnity plans, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Delta Dental. They also accept all major credit cards and have arranged payment plans through CareCredit.
To schedule an initial consultation, please call 781-335-0604. For more information, visit www.toothboss.com.