Why We Do IT
Dr. Redmond’s family has always been close, but things were not always easy. His mother, Diane, suffered from a brain aneurysm when he was young that threw all of their lives into turmoil. Things were tough for their family from that day forward, especially for his mother who was left with permanent disabilities she was working to overcome. Though things were tough for the Redmond family, he noticed that his mother would continue to do for others when she could. She wanted to instill in her children that no matter how much or how little they had you can still use the things you are blessed with to help others. If you can cook, fix a meal for someone who does not feel well enough to do so. If you can see, you can guide someone who has lost their sight. If you have free time, you can use that time to be present for someone who just needs support.
Dr. Redmond went on to become a dentist, but this lesson stuck with him as he furthered his education. He understands that he has been blessed with the opportunity, knowledge, and skills to help people with their dental needs. In an effort to honor the amazing spirit of his mother and to not lose sight of this lesson she has taught him, he has decided to close his office every year on her birthday to give back to the community. During this day, which has been named ‘One Smile At A Time”, Dr. Redmond and others in the dental community provide free dental work on an emergency basis.