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Queens NY Dentist Joins U.S. Marines in War Against Poverty and Illiteracy


Flushing, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/15/2014 -- Dr. Shilpa Trivedi, a veteran Queens NY dentist and owner of Preferred Dental Care offices , has joined the war against poverty and illiteracy in the U.S.

“According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, over 16 million children in the United States live below the federal poverty level,” said Dr. Trivedi.

“These kids are our future. When it comes to illiteracy and poverty affecting our country’s kids, this really is a war that I and my entire dental office are willing to fight. We need to stand up and be counted.”

Dr. Trivedi was awarded the Recognition of Duty badge by U.S. Marines at a recent event in St. Petersburg, Florida for her generous support of Toys for Tots and the Children Literacy Program. During the event presentation, Captain Joseph Draeger of the U.S. Marines said, “Through the gift of a book we can provide the tools needed to help break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time.” The event raised enough money to help over ten thousand disadvantaged families in the United States.

In addition to the familiar “Toys for Tots” gift collection boxes, which started in 1947, the Toys for Tots Literacy Program was launched in 2008 with the mission to offer the nation’s most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and succeed in life. Major companies such as The UPS Store, FAO Schwartz, Hasbro, Toys R Us, The Walt Disney Company and many more all joined the fight in supporting the Toys for Tots Literacy Campaign.

Preferred Dental Care’s offices are known for their support of humanitarian activities, including participating in breast cancer walks and fund raisers, literacy campaigns, sponsoring schools for orphans in India, coat drives, and much more.

“We have supported Toys for Tots in our offices for many years, and our patients and staff fill many boxes with great new gifts for needy kids at Christmas,” Dr. Trivedi said, adding that she is passionate about her profession and ensuring that her offices provide the highest quality of dentistry possible for all specialties, including endodontics, orthodontics, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, emergency dentistry, as well as dental cleanings.

“I take every measure possible and work long hours in my goal to end dental disease in my area. I am just as passionate about the need to take care of the children of our country, and eradicate poverty and illiteracy, which contribute directly to crime and unhappiness. I am grateful for this recognition, and will continue to fight a better life for children everywhere.”

About Preferred Dental Care
At Preferred Dental Care, they will do everything possible to exceed their patients’ expectations, and keep them and their entire families coming back for a lifetime of dental care. With services in cosmetic dentistry—which make teeth look beautiful—general dentistry, restorative dentistry, and implant dentistry, they are a one-stop home for total oral health. For more information, please visit http://www.preferreddentalcare.net/

Preferred Dental Care
146-10 45th Ave.
Flushing, NY 11355