Sage Dental Cares!
Sage Dental Care is not just a dental practice. We are a group of people passionate about making a difference during our journey through this world.
Among our interests are American Indian children on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Denver’s homeless population, orphaned children in Nepal, microfinance in the third world and animal shelters in Boulder County. We donate a portion of what our patients pay to Sage Dental to a variety of charitable causes.
Dr. Batliner is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He considers the Pine Ridge Reservation to be almost a second home, due to those early years he served with the Indian Health Service.
Residents of places like Pine Ridge and in rural Alaska are chronically under served by dentists. The fact is, oral disease is rampant at Pine Ridge. According to Health Affairs, 90 percent of adults and children of the 30,000 people that live on the reservation have active decay, a percentage three times that typically found in the United States. Dr. Batliner has been active in raising awareness for this issue, through research, publications and speaking engagements.
In 2001, Dr. Holecek Co-Founded Global Dental Relief, which provides dental care and oral health education to children with little access to a dentist in Nepal, India, Vietnam, Guatemala, and Africa.
Since 2001, Global Dental has hosted over 481 dedicated dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and 593 non-medical volunteers. These volunteers have treated over 71,500 children with first time and ongoing dental care- totaling over $14 million in donated care.
In 2013, there will be 14 different clinics held in 6 countries Each project includes a six-day intensive dental clinic followed by an opportunity to explore the surrounding area and culture. Projects vary in length from 7 to 21 days. If you or anyone you know might be interested in knowing more about the organization or perhaps volunteering, visit the Global Dental Relief website.