Temple Dental Trails is committed to improving the lives of our community through world class dentistry as well as supporting local organizations that mean the most to us and our neighbors. From smile makeovers to collecting donations to stepping up when the need is there, our team and patients meet the need when asked. We look forward to these projects and we hope you enjoy seeing our team involved in the community as much as we enjoy supporting Bell County.
Since 2016, Dr. Rich has offered scholarships to high school seniors in Temple and the surrounding communities to help them achieve their higher education dreams. Students must submit an essay describing how they plan to use their education to make a positive and lasting impact in the community in which they plan to live.
College scholarships not only help financially but allow students to focus on their studies and give them an honor to add to their resumes, showing achievement to their peers and future employers. The Temple Dental Trails’ scholarship is intended to help students and their parents transition into this next chapter of life. Visit our Facebook page to stay up to date on our community projects.
FOOD FOR FAMILIES
Temple Dental Trails is a proud supporter of the annual Food for Families drive every November. Since 2015, our team and patients have collected non-perishable donations for the folks in the Temple community. All donations are split equally among the local Temple food pantries to help individuals and families that need it most. Food for Families is the biggest one-day food drive in Texas and this commitment to help our community is very important to us.
We are fortunate to be able to give to this local cause and look forward filling our local pantries each Thanksgiving.
Each Christmas the Temple Dental Trails team and patients collect toys for the Temple Police Department's Operation Blue Santa Program to give to kids in our community. Together with the generosity of our team, patients and the Temple Police Department, we can help make Christmas a little extra special for local kids.
The goal of Project Smile is to have a positive impact on individuals in our community by giving them the smile of their dreams. Candidates are chosen each year from submitted entries to receive a complimentary exam, digital x-rays and cleaning. Dr. Rich chooses the finalists that will receive a smile they will be proud of for a lifetime. To view the 2020 entry requirements, click here.