Dr. Thomas Strub Recently Had the Opportunity to Work With the Iowa Mission of Mercy Event in Waterloo, Iowa, Providing Free Dental Care to Those in Need
CEDAR FALLS, IA--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2015) - With a commitment to helping others, Thomas Strub, DDS, PC, a dentist in Cedar Falls, recently worked with the annual Iowa Mission of Mercy (IMOM) event to offer free dental care to those in need. Although the IMOM is held at different locations around Iowa each year, the 2014 event was held in Waterloo, Iowa -- the city where it was originally held in 2008, in which Dr. Strub also volunteered. The Cedar Falls dentist reflects on his experience, describing it as "extremely rewarding" and sharing his plans of participating in future IMOM events.
At this year's IMOM, Dr. Strub says that over 1,000 individuals volunteered their time to help those in need -- this included dentists, dental assistants and hygienists, laboratory technicians, and general volunteers. It has been estimated that over 6,000 dental procedures were performed over the two-day period, worth more than $700,000.
"We served those who do not have dental insurance and fall through the cracks of the federal welfare system," says Dr. Strub. He explains that many of the clinic patients had serious oral problems, including extensive decay and abscessed teeth that caused long-term pain. The dental volunteers were able to offer cleanings, root canals, fillings, extractions, and denture fabrication and repair.
Dr. Strub reflects on the event, saying: "My favorite part of any mission experience is to make a positive impact in someone's life that really needs help; to provide that care in a kind, empathetic, dignified and loving way; and to experience the heartfelt gratitude from the patient in return."
About Thomas J. Strub, DDS, PC
Dr. Strub earned his dental degree from the University of Iowa, School of Dentistry and, immediately after, established a private dental practice. Years later, he returned to Iowa to purchase the dental practice that he grew up in. Dr. Strub is passionate about giving back to the community, and he devotes time each year to volunteer work, including his yearly overseas dental mission trips to Honduras, Belize, Panama, and India. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association, and the Waterloo District Dental Society. Dr. Strub is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. Thomas Strub and his practice, please visit strubdds.com or facebook.com/StrubDDS.
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Dr. Thomas Strub
715 Bluegrass Circle
Cedar Falls, IA 50613