Sierra Smiles Dentistry by John Bocchi, D.D.S - 5465 Kietzke Ln - Reno, NV 89511 - (775) 786-1911
This just made our day. Thanks Elyssa!
I just returned from my LMV, The Flying Doctors trip to San Ignacio in central Baja. I was very excited for this trip and it lived up to expectations. We had an incredible group that included 11 volunteers. We had a dental clinic, a reading glasses fitting and a women’s health clinic.
This trip made me realize and appreciate so many different things. First I am so thankful for everyone who donated their time and financial commitment to make this trip happen. It really made me look at my own practice and realize how valuable preventive dentistry is. I am thankful for all of our patients and their dedication to oral health. Some of the people we saw had decay in every tooth. Its very difficult to only pick one or two things to fix for these people. After day one I was feeling good, but frustrated all at the same time. I wished I had more time with so many different patients. We worked so hard on this trip and treated as many patients as possible, but there were still some that we had to turn away.
Its hard to describe everything that it takes to put together one of these trips. Some of the patients came to the clinic from hours away, in so much pain. The reward of helping them out is such an incredible feeling. Its hard to explain the feeling you get when the patients give you a big hug or shake your hand and simply say “Gracias” .
This organization is all about helping people and building great friendships along the way! A big thank you to everyone involved! Also, stay tuned as we get ready to host a cleanings and emergencies clinic for students at Reno’s Rainshadow High. We will keep you posted!
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This morning, Dr. Bocchi and some team members from Sierra Smiles, The Flying Doctors Organization and Brian Williams of Think Kindness will be taking off for Baja, Mexico. Their mission is providing dental care to those in need and spreading a little Sierra Karma along the way. We will keep you posted about their trip and share some stories, pics and maybe even a little video if they are able to send it along while they are down south. In the meantime, we wanted to share some pictures from the last trip we took down to Punta Abreojos.
We are helping to build a clinic in Punta Abreojos, Dr. Craig Huenergardt from San Diego has a house down there that is temporarily serving as our clinic. He has done most of the work with the town. They have donated a piece of land for the dental clinic to be built on. Sierra Smiles donated many things from our old office to help get the clinic set up.
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Office: (775) 786-1911
Address: 5465 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89511
Great group of people, very friendly and professional. Dr. Bocchi, is very gentle when he puts an injection in, very important! Thank you for being considerate to your patients.
— M. Wood