LEXINGTON, KY – Staff members from Beaumont Family Dentistry kicked off the holiday season this month by providing care packages for deployed troops.
Beaumont Family Dentistry, a comprehensive family dental office with three locations, attended Military Missions’ Operation Send Encouragement to our Nation’s Deployed (SEND) project to provide the comforts of home to soldiers who will be overseas during Christmas.
“We are extremely proud to work with such a great organization that provides support to the incredible members of our military,” said Dr. Patricia Takacs, who operates Beaumont Family Dentistry.
Dr. Takacs’s team members have attended Operation SEND for the last three years. This year’s event was held on Nov. 2 in Lexington at the Kentucky National Guard Armory and will be Military Missions’ biggest packaging event of the year.
Volunteers contributed goodie bags for active service members who are overseas and to the local Veterans Affairs facilities. The bags included snacks, drinks, personal notes and other special touches of home. Military Missions hopes to send about 3,000 care packages to soldiers this year. Each package costs about $10 in postage.
Military Missions relies on local businesses like Beaumont Family Dentistry, churches, schools and citizens across the country to assemble and send the care packages. The packages are delivered to each soldier on Christmas Day.
“We hope we can give our soldiers something to smile about, even though they will be away from their families on Christmas,” Dr. Takacs said. “Our office is always excited to contribute our time and energy because it’s our way of saying thank you to our brave men and women in the military.”
Beaumont Family Dentistry’s three locations offer comprehensive care in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, orthodontics, laser dentistry, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, and sleep apnea treatment. Individual services include cleanings and exams, oral cancer screenings, crowns, bridges, veneers, Lumineers, full-mouth reconstructions, oral and IV sedation, dentures, sleep apnea appliances, Invisalign, Fastbraces®, CEREC same-day crowns and dental implants.
Beaumont Family Dentistry has provided quality dentistry to Lexington residents for more than 30 years. The large Lexington dental team of 50 staff members consists of extensively trained doctors, hygienists, assistants and front office staff, many of whom have been with the practice for more than 15 years.
Each of Beaumont Family Dentistry’s three locations is equipped with CEREC same-day crowns. Using CEREC, Beaumont Family Dentistry dentists can prepare and restore teeth with natural-looking porcelain crowns in just one day.
Dr. Takacs credits her grandfather, who was a dentist, for influencing her career path. She attended West Virginia University and was accepted into dental school after her junior year. She went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry with high honors in 1983. Before attending dental school, she worked in a dental office in Vienna and Williamstown, WV.
Dr. Takacs is a Master Affiliate for Fastbraces®, and an Elite Preferred Provider of Invisalign, a certification earned by few dentists. Fastbraces® is designed to reduce orthodontic treatment time from two to three years to three months to a year. Invisalign uses clear aligners that gradually straighten teeth. The treatment is virtually invisible, and the aligners can be easily removed for eating and cleaning.
Dr. Takacs has advanced training from the Spear Learning Continuum and has completed a mini residency in sleep medicine at Tufts University. She holds memberships with the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Bluegrass Dental Society, Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation, Academy of Computerized Dentistry, Academy of Gp Orthodontics and Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Beaumont Family Dentistry supports the Lexington Humane Society, God’s Pantry and the Lexington Refuge for Women.
Beaumont Family Dentistry in Lexington has three locations: 3141 Beaumont Centre Cir., Ste. 300; 100 Trade St., Ste. 225; and 2408 Sir Barton Way, Ste. 225. To learn about Dr. Takacs or the CEREC same-day crowns at Beaumont Family Dentistry, visit the website www.beaumontfamilydentistry.com.