“Dentistry With a Mission”

“Dentistry with a Mission”  Shelby Logo Ball

An article written about us when we first opened used the phrase “Dentistry with a Mission,” and it stuck. Our full mission statement is to “provide exceptional, individualized oral healthcare for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special needs in a fun and compassionate environment. We partner with parents and focus on prevention and early detection of dental diseases in order to help our patients establish a lifetime of healthy habits. We believe every child is a blessing, and it is our privilege to serve them.”

We desire to bless those around us and also those around the world through dentistry. After visiting third world countries, and through the teaching at our church, The Church at Brook Hills, our eyes have been opened to the needs around the world and in our own community. For example, in a certain area of Ghana, there are 3 million people and 1 dentist. That’s like having two dentists for the whole state of Alabama! It is difficult for us to understand the kind of need that exists in other parts of the world. Through mPower Approach, my wife and I went to Myanmar and trained pastors to extract teeth so that the impact from our 10 day trip would continue long after we left. It’s like teaching a man to fish instead of giving him a fish. These pastors then go and share God’s love with those hurting around them and also provide a much needed service. By God’s grace, we hope to go on many more trips in the future, and I went to Ghana in January of 2016.

In addition to going on trips, we hope to use the resources that God has entrusted to us in the practice to bless others. One way we have done this is by partnering with NeverThirst who provides clean water to those without access to drinking water and brings Living Water by partnering with churches in these areas. Locally, we have supported the North Shelby Library, local schools, and students in inner-city Birmingham.

We thank you for your support of our mission. It truly is our privilege to serve you!