Community Activities in Chandler, AZ
Dr. Scholes, along with our entire staff at Scholes Periodontics and Implants, are committed to serving our community — working with patients who have unmet dental needs and lack the financial means to do so.
Dentistry is not just for cosmetics, it's for your health. With so many connections to our overall health, we understand the importance of dental care for everyone. We are proud to assist underprivileged patients in need. Dr. Scholes, along with our entire staff at Scholes Periodontics and Implants are committed to serving our community — working with patients who have unmet dental needs and lack the financial means to do so.
Teaming together with other local dentists in various specialties, we work to serve our community and improve the oral health of our patients.
For more information on Community Dental Events, please contact our office at (602) 900-1609.
Kendra’s New Smile
We recently finished a very special case for Kendra. She is a young mother who experienced homelessness and eventually became a volunteer for the local homeless population in Phoenix with the Aris Foundation. Coincidentally, the founder of Aris, Katherine and her mother, Vera, are both longtime patients of Scholes Periodontics and Implants. One evening, while volunteering, Janie Scholes served the Aris clients alongside Kendra. She was a giving and caring young woman who was making many positive changes in her life. Her goal was to get her children back home with her, and to keep a steady job. Janie invited her to come to our office to meet with Dr. Scholes to see if she was a candidate for our SAME DAY SMILE/Teeth In A Day procedure. In Kendra’s case, we had to get her gums and bone healthy enough for surgery. What unfolded was a combined effort of generous donations of time and materials. Throughout the following months, Kendra’s social worker kept us updated on her remarkable progress. Once Kendra met all of the requirements, we collaborated on her complete Smile Makeover with Nobel Biocare, Wiand Dental Laboratory, Chase Sossamon MSN, CRNA of Lifeguard Anesthesia, and Dr. Rob Walker of Chandler.
Here are some before, during and after photos of Kendra's All-On-Four process. This new smile has made all the difference in her life.
Weeks before surgery day
Day of surgery with surgical team, Nurse Anesthetist Chase Sossamon, Wiand Lab Tech Dorrie
Day after Surgery with Aris Foundation founder, Katherine (a fellow Scholes Periodontics and Implants patient)
Dr. Rob Walker, of Chandler, and his team completed the final restoration for Kendra
UMOM Zoo Walk to Fight Homelessness
“Guiness Book of World Record Holders for the largest walk in the specialty foot attire”
The Scholes Periodontics and Implants team joined together in 2018 and 2019 to sponsor and attend the UMOM Zoo Walk, which broke the Guinness World Record for the largest walk in the specialty foot attire. UMOM is a local nonprofit and an innovative provider of shelter, housing and services for people experiencing homelessness. At the 2019 event, 1,942 walkers hit their stride in flip flops. Read more about UMOM and the event here
International Humanitarian Service in Bayaguana, Domicanan Republic
Dr. Scholes and the team joined together to visit Bayaguana, Dominican Republic with the nonprofit, Lift A Life, to provide dental care to their village. Dental hygienists, assistants, and Dr. Scholes treated hundreds of patients. Through generous donations from suppliers, patients, families, and friends, over 1600 oral hygiene kits were distributed. In many cases, the patients being seen in Bayaguana received their first toothbrush and professional teeth cleaning. Needless to say, many lives were lifted, including our very own team.
Scholes Periodontics and Implants works closely with the Aris Foundation, a local nonprofit serving individuals experiencing homelessness. Through initiatives like frequent item collection drives (Socktober), providing and serving meals directly, and donations, Scholes Periodontics and Implants have gotten to know and love the Aris Foundation.
Scholes Periodontics and Implants proudly supports Smiles and Beyond. This nonprofit organization provides the gift of a restored smile to men and women who have experienced incarceration or domestic violence and are committed to rebuilding their lives.
Dr. and Mrs. Scholes serve on the Board of Directors at Compassion Sync, a local nonprofit.