Southwest Florida Community Involvement
The doctors of Southwest Florida Oral and Facial Surgery are dedicated to the community of Southwest Florida. In addition to providing exceptional care to patients through their private practice and participating with the on call trauma team through Lee Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hogan, Dr. Streater, and Dr. Tejera give back to the community through non-profit organizations and charitable events. They willingly offer their skills and donate their extensive services to those members of our community who most need it but can least afford it, through the organizations and events listed below:
Dentistry From The Heart
Dentistry From the Heart (DFTH) is a national non-profit organization that works with individual dentists and practices to provide free dental care to those individuals who most need it. Since DFTH’s inception in 2001, it has grown to 250 scheduled events, with more dental professionals volunteering their time each year. DFTH expects to help over 30,000 patients and provide millions of dollars of free dental care (www.dentistryfromtheheart.org).
Our doctors and staff have volunteered their time providing free dental extractions at Dr. Luke’s office since his first event in 2010. In 2010, Dr. Streater and his oral surgery assistant, Ondrea, were part of the team that provided dental and oral surgery care to over 100 patients. In 2011, Dr. Tejera and his oral surgery assistant, Lisa M., were part of the team that provided dental and oral surgery care to over 200 patients. First come, first serve patients are able to choose between a dental cleaning or dental extractions.
Dental Lifeline Network (Donated Dental Services)
Donated Dental Services (DDS) is a nationwide collaborative effort whereby the dental profession reaches out to special needs individuals. Through the Dental Lifeline Network, Dr. Hogan provides no cost oral surgery care to disabled, elderly, or medically compromised patients who cannot afford the treatment they need nor qualify for public assistance. The goal of DDS is to return individuals to good oral health, enabling them to reach an affordable level of oral care.
We Care of Lee County
The We Care of Lee County program is managed by The Salvation Army and funded by The United Way. We Care coordinates specialty medical care, provided voluntarily by healthcare and dental providers, for the medically needy, uninsured, and unemployed in Lee County. Dr. Streater provides no cost oral surgery care for patients referred through the We Care program. We Care’s mission is “making a difference one life at a time”.