Dr. Shilpa Trivedi, General Dentist, Attacks Illiteracy Head-On!

Owners and staff from Preferred Dental Care OF Flushing, NY, joined other leading dentists from around the country for the semi-annual MGE Benefit Dinner to raise funds for hundreds of thousands of books for youth in America.

The event, held at MGE offices in Florida, was attended by Congresswoman Corrine Brown (FL), members of the Boys and Girls Club, local School Board member, Founder of the World Literacy Crusade – Reverend Alfreddie Johnson, Imam Willmore Siddiq, leader of the program “Putting the Neighborhood back in the Hood”, and directors of The Drug Free America Foundation and Save our Society from Drugs (SOS) program.

Dr. Trivedi said “Both professionally and as members of society, the literacy level in the US is affecting us directly. In hiring, we are finding more and more well-intended but illiterate applicants who are basically unemployable because they can’t read and understand. This increases the work to find good staff, and also breaks your heart. My own children had lots of books and we read together. Others are not so fortunate, and my staff and I want to do whatever we can to help provide books to families.”

“The literacy level in the United States is now at #22 internationally” according to current reports. That’s lower than Samoa, Greenland, Cuba and Estonia, and 18 other more literate countries. According to “Family Scholarly Culture and Educational Success” research, access to books is a key to reading skills, with the number of books in the home directly predicting reading achievement. The number of books per child in households drops as the income-level of the household drops, suggesting that the cost of books is a barrier book ownership, a key to literacy. The least we can do is to help provide books.”

Not only did the offices of Preferred Dental Care donate as a group to the fund raiser, but many individual staff also donated for the cause. The staff of Preferred Dental Care has a long history of supporting worthwhile causes -fighting illiteracy, drug abuse, and hunger both here and in India.

“I am proud of my staff. They care for our patients with real TLC (tender loving care), and provide the finest dental services available. We care about our patients as people, not just teeth. That care extends beyond our walls, and my staff is happy to contribute to causes which benefit others in the world.”

About Preferred Dental Care

Preferred Dental Care, a full-service dental office with all specialties under one roof (emergency dentistry, implants, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics) – has been serving the Flushing area including Bayside, Whitestone and other neighborhoods in Queens for over 20 years, and more recently Manhattan for over 5 years. Recently Sunnyside, NY joined as well, adding Long Island City area to our territory. Dr. Trivedi and her team have a passion – to provide the best possible dental care to their patients in a clean and friendly, state-of-the art environment, and to eradicate dental disease in their zone.

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/yK9GCA3cmKM

For more information, visit:

http://www.preferreddentalcare.net (Flushing)
http://www.pdc.ms (Manhattan)
http://www.dentistsunnyside.com (Sunnyside)

Media Contact
Company Name: Preferred Dental Care
Contact Person: Soodi Saminezhad
Email: NewPatients.pdc@gmail.com
Phone: 718-445-7600
Address:146-10 455th Avenue
City: Flushing
State: NY
Country: United States
Website: http://www.preferreddentalcare.net