As a leading orthodontist in the area, Dr. King gives back to the very individuals that have created his success! His community involvement includes giving back to family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and businessmen.
IN OUR SCHOOLS
G.R.I.N. – Getting Really Involved Now
This program is open to all local elementary schools. Dr. King has put into place an incentive program for students who have shown a concerted effort in either their academic and/or conduct performance. This program is intended to assure students that they are believed in and can succeed with perseverance. Teachers set the standard of improvement, since they are in the best position to observe a child’s effort. The G.R.I.N. award is presented to each selected student by Dr. King, which includes a certificate of achievement, a trophy, a personal letter to the parent, a pizza party lunch at the school, and a special surprise.
Dr. King has created many partnerships with local schools: sponsoring classrooms, rewards programs, teacher appreciation events and providing emergency supplies to every school nurse. In 2018, Dr. King donated Kindness Benches to four elementary schools. The benches were presented to foster inclusion and acceptance of everyone. Being the son of two school teachers, Dr. King is always eager and happy to support students and teachers any way he can.
School Sports Programs
Each year local elementary and middle schools are reminded that FREE custom mouthguards will be provided for any student who participates in a sports program that requires one. No student will go without proper protection while Dr. King is in town!
IN THE COMMUNITY
End of Summer Pool Party
This is Dr. King’s favorite event of the year…The Jupiter Orthodontics End of Summer Pool Party! This FREE event has become one of the most anticipated nights for the students and parents in our community. Dr. King partners with his friends from Scuba Works to give scuba demonstrations (with parent permission). We also team up with Jupiter Bounce to provide some extra fun with a large water slide, slip n slide, snow cone machine and a few more surprises. Dinner is catered in and there are contests and games spread throughout the evening. Parents look forward to a night out while we provide a safe and fun environment for their children to celebrate the end of summer and the start of the upcoming school year. Don’t miss out on this one!!!
Food for Families
Each and every year, Dr. King partners up with all of his patients in collecting food for the Food For Families collection program. All food is donated to the needy, while children who bring items in are rewarded with extra wooden nickels to spend in our toy closet. “You want me to trade a can of beans for a sticky lizard? YOU BET!!”
Smile it Forward
Many families in this area know about Dr. King from family, friends, and school but there is more you should know. For years and without fanfare he has cared for the orthodontic needs of many in the community who are without means. Now there is an exciting program called SMILE IT FORWARD, which was launched early in 2013. This is a 1-for-10 program that provides completely FREE orthodontic treatment to families near or below the poverty level. Treatment includes exam, X-rays, braces, diagnostics, consultation, retainers, and follow-up care. The goal is to provide help for children in real need. Simply print out the contract and income guidelines below to complete, take a head shot photo (5 X 7) with full smile and teeth showing, then email or mail to my office. (The 5 x 7 photo is a MUST.) Documents for proof of income can be handled by the family directly with our office.
Candy Buy Back Program
Dr. King buys back Halloween candy from his patients every year after Halloween. For every pound of candy collected, he donates one dollar to their school and the child earns a dollar for taking care of their teeth.
GIRL SCOUTS OF SOUTH EAST FLORIDA
This amazing organization is dedicated to helping young girls grow into productive and motivated adults. There are more than 15,000 Girl Scouts in South East Florida alone. The organization behind the girls welcomes community leaders to share information, knowledge, and expertise which will edify these eager young ones. Dr. King welcomes the opportunity and regularly provides educational instruction right here in his office. Scouts are welcomed and dress the part. With their dental jackets and gloves, they learn about our iTero digital scanner and the 3D model of their teeth it generates. Among many other things, they get to see what is in all those mysterious drawers that are in an orthodontic office. Their lesson is simple: There is no room for fear in THIS orthodontic office. Click the video to the right and experience the fun during one of our tours.
Dr. King also purchases Girl Scout Cookies from every Jupiter troop that comes to the office.
Florida Cleft Palate
Dr. King is a member of the Florida Cleft Palate Association. His participation provides the rewarding privilege of helping young ones with very special needs to have a beautiful smile while building self-assurance and making friends along the way.
Contributions to the Underpriviledged
Through various avenues, he is able to assist orthodontic treatment for underprivileged ones in need. This again is based on his unending determination to give back to those around him.
Hearts and Hope
Dr. King supports Hearts and Hope, Inc., a program dedicated to grief counseling for spouses and children who experience the loss of a loved one.
Palm Beach County Award
Dr. King was again this year nominated and selected for the GOLD level award for Health Care Professionals for the entire state of Florida. He was recognized in a local ceremony at the Kravis Center as well as the Grand Hyatt in Tampa. It is the highest possible honor to be recognized at the GOLD level award for School Business Partners.
Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association
Since 1979, Dr. King has supported Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Program through sponsorships, free custom mouthguards, and much more. Come visit our “JTAA Wall of Fame”!!!
There are many sports travel teams that receive financial support from Dr. King, which makes their trips affordable and their new memories a pleasure.