Dentists Give Back to the Community
Dr. Joe Griffin and the other doctors at Advanced Dental Center strongly believe in giving back to the community. Our team serves Florence in many ways, and we hope you’ll join us.Dr. Griffin on community involvement Read Transcript
We've had Dentists From The Heart. We sponsor two days of that. We participate with dental access day. They're called DAD days out here. Really proud of Dr. Hess; he goes over to Mercy Clinic. We've personally donated a bunch of equipment over there for these fine people. We'd like to get more involved with the veterans, and that's our next initiative. Recently right now I'm a trustee at a local college. I sit on the board of trustees at Florence-Darlington Tech, and I am the rising chairman of that college.
I'm looking forward to that, and we're aggressively trying to start a brand new dental assisting program, not only to benefit Advanced Dental Center but to help upgrade all the practices in the PD. You really can't have a great dental practice unless you have a great team around you. There's just no way to do that. You have to have confident people you're comfortable being around. They're well-educated. That's what we want to bring, not only Advanced Dental Center, but the other dental practices here in the town in the PD.
Dr. Joe Griffin is a recipient of the Palmetto Patriot award, which is given by South Carolina’s lieutenant governor in recognition of commitment to community service. Dr. Griffin is also a trustee and board member at Florence-Darlington Technical College.
Dr. John Hess and other members of the Advanced Dental Center team are regular volunteers at Mercy Medicine Free Clinic, which provides free dental care to the indigent and working poor. They’ve also provided care through the Dental Lifeline Network of South Carolina and the South Carolina Dental Association’s Dental Access Days.
Other organizations we support through volunteer efforts and/or monetary contributions include House of the Hope of the Pee Dee and Lighthouse Ministries. We’ve also helped assemble hurricane hygiene kits for victims of recent hurricanes.
To visit a dentist who cares about the community, call Advanced Dental Center at 843-627-4076.