Dr. Patel and our caring team love to give back to Langhorne and our neighboring cities in and around Pennsylvania.
Our Community Work
Here at Alpha Dental Excellence, our goal as a dental practice is to provide affordable, quality, and comprehensive care in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. We want patients of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy physiological, functional, and aesthetic dental excellence. We also want to give back to our wonderful community by offering assistance to struggling individuals and families. Our doctors provide a wide variety of volunteer services within the community.
Patel Cares Foundation
While we do our best to keep our services affordable, we understand that dental care expenses are not always an option for some individuals in the community. To increase the number of healthy smiles in our area, we founded the Patel Cares Foundation, which selects a member of our community each month to receive any necessary dental treatments free of charge. Patel Cares Foundation strives to assist individuals who would benefit the most from dental care.
Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk
Dr. Patel and his staff would like for you to join them in promoting oral cancer awareness by participating in the 2017 Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk & 5k. The mission of The Oral Cancer Foundation is to increase awareness about oral cancer, as it is a disease that warrants much attention yet seldom receives it. The primary goals of this branch of the foundation is to spread awareness throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and to educate future dentists about the critical need to screen and educate their patients.
Visit http://www.oralcancerphilly.org for more info!
Mary’s Food Cupboard
Our dentists and team are pleased to offer dental exams and cleanings year-round for $29. The funds collected by these appointments are then donated to Mary’s Food Cupboard to help members of our community enjoy regular meals from a reliable and local food source.
Halloween Candy Buy-Back
Each year, Halloween welcomes our annual Candy Buy-Back Program. We offer to buy back Halloween candy from children around the area for $2 per pound. The candy is then donated to military members serving abroad as an expression of gratitude for their service. The 2016 program concluded after the first week of November. We received a record amount of candy, weighing in at 155 lbs! In return, many children in Bucks County went home happy with $310 collectively. We ask that our patients spread the word about our 2017 Halloween Candy Buy-Back. We would like to continually break our own record and feed even more troops who have that sweet tooth!
Many of us would choose Thanksgiving as our favorite holiday. Why? Because we get to watch football and then stuff our bellies with all sorts of our favorite fall foods. Some people are less fortunate and do not get the chance to have a full Thanksgiving family dinner. We here at Alpha Dental Excellence would like to ensure as many families as possible have the opportunity to participate in the joy and festivities of Thanksgiving Day. Each year, Dr. Patel and his staff do their best to make this happen by personally delivering 15 full turkey dinners to struggling households in the area. We invite community members to join the cause and prepare food dishes with us to share!.
Preston & Steve™ Camp Out for Hunger
Every November, Alpha Dental Excellence participates in The Preston & Steve™ Camp Out for Hunger, a non-perishable food drive hosted by a local radio station. This November through December 2nd, we will be asking our staff and patients to donate non-perishable food items to the bin in the waiting room of our office. These donations will then be sent down to South Philadelphia on the final day of The Preston & Steve™ Camp Out for Hunger and will then be collected by Philabundance.
Toys for Tots
Christmas time is a time for joy, especially for our youth. Some parents do not get to experience the joy that comes with watching their children open a gift because they simply cannot afford it. Another great charity we like to assist in collection for is the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots?. All throughout the month of December, we encourage patients to donate a toy and help us spread holiday cheer around the community.
Free Emergency Day
Our late founder, Dr. Nalin Patel, created this event in 2009 where our dentists and staff would donate their time to offer free dental care to those in need or to those who otherwise cannot afford it. He vowed that he and his staff would see any patient with a dental emergency such as a filling, extraction, or smoothing of a tooth, and take care of them at no cost. His son, Dr. Arpan Patel decided to honor his father legacy by making this day a tradition and hosting this event annually.
Much like 2015, the 2016 Free Emergency Day was another epic turnout. Once again we were able to provide free dental care to around 90 patients who were in need or could not afford the costs. Check out how the 2016 Free Emergency Day went on Fox29 News by clicking the link below. Since we were not able to see every patient in that one day, we have decided to host another Free Emergency Day before the year ends. Stay tuned for more details!