Published On: Sat, Apr 8th, 2017

Boca’s Sue Kassoff-Correia, Registered Dental Hygienist, Serves Her Community

By: Nikki Colonnascreen-shot-2017-04-18-at-11-58-59-am

One of Boca’s members and registered dental hygienist, Sue Kassoff-Correia, volunteered for the second year at the Florida Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy (MOM).

This year’s event was hosted in Pensacola and offered preventive and restorative care to over 1,800 people who could not otherwise afford dental treatment. Kassoff-Correia had the privilege to also provide oral health educations to these patients.

“Volunteering for a second year reinforced the importance of the work we do to help those who are in pain and suffering,” said Kassoff-Correia. “I derive great joy and insight from those I help.”

She has been in the dental world for many years and has realized the need for more and more access to affordable dental care for a great amount of the population of Florida. This inspired her to set out to help others in every aspect she can with her practice and experience.

“I receive far more than I give when I’m volunteering my time to help others,” said Kassoff-Correia. “I’ve had the good fortune to be surrounded by generous, good-hearted people who encouraged me to give back to the community.”

She was with her colleagues conducting dental screening and administering preventative fluoride treatments and oral hygiene instruction for Special Olympics Area 10 Games this past Saturday, April 1 in Lake Worth. She enjoyed the unique opportunity of being a dental screener at the Special Olympics World Games in LA in 2015, where athletes from around the world participated.

In the near future, she plans to continue to help out communities and volunteering all over the country. She is also already registered for the Special Olympics USA games taking place in Seattle in 2018.

“My greatest pleasure is teaching and mentoring others, who in turn can pass on their passion and experience,” said Kassoff-Correia. “The rewards of what I do are immeasurable and I’m grateful to be of service.”

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