Dentist Canton In the Community

CT Mission of Mercy 2018


Every year Connecticut Mission of Mercy holds a two-day clinic to provide free dental care to the undeserved and uninsured people of Connecticut that would otherwise go without dental care. The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach in collaboration with the Connecticut State Dental Association held the state’s first Mission of Mercy project in 2008. Every year, the Connecticut Mission of Mercy project is held in a different location throughout the state. This year's CTMOM took place at Torrington High School. Our very own Dr. Matt Keefe and his assistant Tina Hebert volunteered their time on Friday April 20th, 2018. 




Children's Dental Health Month


February is Children's Dental Health Month and every year Canton Valley Dental visits Cherry Brook Primary School to educate students on the importance of good oral health and home care. Dr. Matt and Melissa Porter speak to almost 500 children from Kindergarten to Third Grade. They educate them on tooth care knowledge and good homecare practices. They also emphasize the importance of proper nutrition and its role in good oral health. The students leave the presentation with a "goodie bag" to help them get excited about dental health!



Christmas Donations
During the holidays, Canton Valley Dental donates unwrapped toys to the charity organization of our choice. Instead of trading holiday gifts with our fellow employees each employee donates non perishable food to the Canton Food Bank and unwrapped toys to an additional charity organization. We have donated to "Gifts of love" in Avon, The Connecticut Children's Medical Center and Gary Craig's "We are the Children" Christmas Party and The Ronald McDonald House over the years.
In 2015 we visited the Childen at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britian.  We delivered christmas gifts to them, played with them and even had one of the children read all of us a book. What amazing kids!  



Sam Collins Day
Sam Collins Day, a Canton Community business event, is celebrated each year on the third Saturday in September. This event is sponsored by the Canton Chamber of Commerce and showcases area businesses, community organizations and crafters.  In 2012 and 2013 Canton Valley Dental was awarded "Best in Show" for our booth product and presentation.
WIDE OPEN Golf Tournament
The WIDE OPEN Golf Tournament, is organized by Dr. Matt Keefe and Dr. Charles Keefe to benefit substance abuse programs for those at risk in the local schools. Two years ago, The Wide Open Committee decided to schedule Chris Herren, a former guard of the Boston Celtics, to speak at the schools.  Chris Herren spoke of his addiction to drugs and alcohol and how they led to the eventual loss of his basketball career.  His presentations have been very well received by the students.  Thanks to the generosity of the community, monies in excess of $225,000 have been raised to support these programs. This event will be held on the first Friday in October and is open to the public.