Local Dentist Helps Holocaust Survivors: Donates Pro-Bono Dental Services

Posted on August 6, 2019 by
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We are pleased to share this story of compassion and altruism that takes place right here in our community.
Dr. Mitchell A. Josephs is a distinguished dentist in Palm Beach who so generously donated the gift of his services to two of our Holocaust survivors.

Dr. Josephs performed over $22,000 of dental service pro bono and will also personally cover the dental lab and material costs for this 95-year old Holocaust survivor (pictured on left with Dr. Josephs) who needs implant reconstruction. He’s missing all of his teeth on the right side of his mouth and can’t chew any food.

We’re delighted to report that one month later, Dr. Josephs welcomed Boris (pictured on right with Dr. Josephs), a Holocaust survivor, as the second patient to his pro-bono dental program for Holocaust survivors living below the poverty level. Dr. Josephs will be performing a mandibular full arch implant reconstruction for Boris, who has lost all of his teeth and is completely edentulous.

Alpert JFS is thankful for the kindness and generosity of Dr. Josephs, whose hope is that this story is shared and will motivate other dentists in the community to volunteer to do the same.

If you’re a dentist, or know of a dentist, who would be interested in volunteering services to help a Holocaust survivor in need of dental work, please contact our Holocaust Program at (561) 684-1991.

 

 

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