Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Along with his commitment to your oral health and cosmetic goals, Dr. Kohani also spends much of his time volunteering his services to children in need. Through the Fresh Start program, Dr. Kohani transforms the lives of children and their families by performing reconstructive surgery for those with congenital deformities, injuries or diseases. Dr. Kohani also opens his office several times per year for dental clinics.

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What Is Fresh Start?

The goal of Fresh Start is to build a community of skilled volunteers who are capable of enriching the lives of younger patients. With early-action treatment, children can grow up with a positive self-image and confidence as a result.

Not only does Fresh Start provide one-time treatment, but also they build a community that helps maintain relationships between doctors and patients for continuous care. The average reconstruction patient requires close to 49 procedures until they reach a functional and aesthetically pleasing outcome. For Fresh Start and its treatments to be effective, doctors and their patients must create bonds that last several years.

How Do Patients Receive Treatment?

Throughout the calendar year, Fresh Start hosts between six and seven weekends where volunteers perform treatment at the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. For patients who require follow-up procedures, volunteers can continue treatment once the surgical weekend is complete.

Additionally, an orthodontist may provide dental clinics, which are held in their personal office. Thirteen times per year, Dr. Kohani will treat not only disadvantaged children but also provide educational experiences that teach his patients how to care for their teeth and gums on an everyday basis.

Dr. Kohani believes that everyone should have access to dental care, especially younger patients. Preventative care will ensure that any severe conditions are monitored and treated before they progress, which is especially so for children. By working with Fresh Start, Dr. Kohani can support his local community and be a part of a common goal to make healthy teeth a possibility for every patient.

If you would like more information about Dr. Kohani’s involvement in the Fresh Start program, contact 858-295-0603. We would be happy to help you learn more or schedule you for an appointment.