Dr. Laurie Gordon has
always felt that it is important to give back to the community. Dr. Gordon has
been a longstanding Member at Large for the Alpha Omega Dental Foundation
.She is the first ever recipient of the Meritorious Service Award for
Alpha Omega Dental Foundation. In 2012, she was awarded Alpha
Omega's prestigious Pillar of the Community Award for her involvement with
the Rothstein-Williamowsky Dental Clinic
Dr. Laurie Gordon is a proud participant in Americas Tooth Fairy. National Oral Health Children's Foundation (NCOHF) We've felt its important to give back to the community. We are proud to be partners with America's Tooth Fairy, NCOH.
Before Phase 1 Results
Phyllis Diller once said, "A
smile is a curve that sets everything straight." This wasn't
true for Haley. Her smile was met with teasing and harsh nicknames like
"Hillbilly Hick Haley" from her classmates. Haley hid her
smile with her hands in a futile attempt to spare herself from the cruel
jokes of her peers. "I try to never laugh or smile anymore,"
she said sadly.
Once, I smiled and showed my teeth
in a picture. When everyone saw it, they laughed and made fun of
me. Now they call me names and write notes saying I should get my teeth
fixed," said Haley. In addition to the barrage of ridicule, Haley
suffered daily pain too. Her teeth hurt so much that it disrupted her
studies by making it difficult to concentrate. Her parents longed to
be able to help their daughter, but with five mouths to feed and a tough
job market, her dental needs fell to the bottom of a long list of priorities as
they struggled for the basics.
A coordinator at her local Boys
& Girls Club saw this talented teen suffering and reached out to Tomorrow's
SMILES. "She is a remarkable young woman who is plagued
every day by poor dental health," he said. "The pain distracts
her and the constant teasing is chipping away at her self esteem."
Thanks to Laurie Gordon, D.D.S. and Neil Warshawsky, D.D.S., members of
Alpha Omega International Dental
Fraternity and volunteer Tomorrow’s SMILES dentists,
Haley’s life is about to change.
“It is a pleasure taking care of her. Thank you for the opportunity to
help her through Tomorrow’s SMILES,” noted Dr. Laurie Gordon about her
experience with the program. With their help, Hayley will be able to
laugh and smile without worrying about being the object of harsh jokes and
In return for life-changing oral health services, Haley will Pay It
Forward by teaching oral health lessons to young children in her
community. As Tomorrow’s SMILES teens give back by serving as
mentors and teachers to children, they will help break the cycle of pediatric
Links to different organiztion Dr. Gordon has supported