For the last 35 years, we’ve been bringing healthy smiles and outreach to our local community. Our business is driven by strong values, one being to invest in the communities in which we work, serve, and play.
Outside the office, you can find Madison Family Dental educating, volunteering, and giving back to the community through multiple innovative community outreach programs and philanthropic giving.
“Madison and DeForest are great communities. Madison Family Dental works really hard to improve the lives of its residents. We want to be strong community partners.” – Dr. Lori Veerman.
Madison Family Dental gives to programs that help provide basic needs, focus on health and wellness, and enrich the lives of families, individuals, and communities.
Through these time and monetary investments, we develop and strengthen our community and its overall health. Simply stated we enjoy helping people, and here is how we accomplish this…
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF DANE COUNTY
The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County’s mission is to be leaders in youth development programs by building partnerships that produce positive outcomes for young people, families, and the community as a whole. With generous support from volunteers and donors, and through partnerships with Madison businesses, foundations, and community programs, BGCDC is able to influence the lives of nearly 5,000 young people.
Since 2011, Madison Family Dental has raised close to $20,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County through their Bike4BGC Bike Team. This year alone, we’ve raised over $6,000!
If you’re interested in donating to our team visit: https://www.bike4bgc.com/donate/?action=team_donation&team_id=65
CANDY MAKEOVER CHALLENGE
Madison Family Dental was the first in town to create a unique “Candy Bounceback” program after Halloween, which gives kids the opportunity to trade-in unopened candy for a Madison Family Dental prize pack, which has included certificates to fun and healthy activities in the Madison area.
The candy that is collected then gets a “make-over,” and is transformed by local children in the Madison Metropolitan School District to create a one-of-kind artwork that is voted-on via social media. The winning class’s teacher wins $200 to purchase art supplies for their classroom, and all the kids in the winning and participating classes receive a special Madison Family Dental prize pack with healthy treats, dental goodies, and certificates for healthy activities in the community.
We’re heading into our 4th year of this program and still going strong. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on how you can get involved this year! We can’t wait to see what creative artwork the kids come up with!
Want to read more about 2015’s candy bounceback and candy makeover challenge? Click here.
Touched Twice – Madison is a faith-based organization that strives to bring healing and hope to the community by hosting free clinics that provide basic needs such as dental services, medical services, food pantry services, hot lunch, clothing drivers, counseling, therapy dogs, and more with a budget of ZERO dollars!
Madison Family Dental has participated on an annual basis since 2012. In 2016, three doctors from Madison Family Dental and 17 staff members volunteered, providing over $17,000 of dental care to 34 patients.
Interested in learning more about Touched Twice – Madison? Click here!
WORK + LEARN PROGRAM
High school can be a very difficult time for teens. Some may pass through it with ease, but for others, it can become almost unbearable without the right type of guidance. These students are at risk for not graduating, which is where the Work and Learn program comes in. This unique program offers four semesters of unique experiences not only academically, but in the surrounding community for students that need that extra help to get to a diploma.
Madison Family Dental participated in the program in 2015 with Joey. The Madison Family Dental team mentored Joey throughout the year with a dental hygiene job, life coaching, and decision-making skills. Joey’s hard work and dedication in the program and at Madison Family Dental paid off. He not only graduated but gave a speech at his graduation ceremony. We couldn’t be more proud of him!
While the above programs are our largest commitments to the community, we also participate in several others such as:
MADISON DENTAL INITIATIVE (MDI)
Originally the Salvation Army Thursday Night Dental Clinic, Madison Dental Initiative was founded in May 2009. MDI’s mission is to meet the oral health needs of the area homeless population. Since its opening, the clinic has provided emergency and preventative care for thousands of people in need in the Madison area.
Madison Family Dental has been a sponsor of the program since 2014. In 2015, a total of $25,000 in care was provided by Dr. Heim and Dr. Veerman. Both Doctors volunteer on a monthly, ongoing basis.
Interested in learning more about MDI or donating? Visit http://mdidental.org/
GIRLS ON THE RUN OF SOUTHWESTERN WISCONSIN
Girls on the Run is an organization that inspired girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident, using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The ultimate goal of the organization is to create a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Madison Family Dental has been a proud sponsor since 2014. Want to learn more about Girls on the Run? Visit their website at: http://girlsontherunscwi.org/
DEFOREST PROJECT GRADUATION
The DeForest Project Graduation is a safe drug and alcohol-free party to be held following the graduation ceremony from 10:00-4: 30 am. Each year, DeForest Area High School graduates are invited and admission is FREE! Over 90% of DeForest seniors attend and each year is a grand celebration.
Madison Family Dental has been a proud sponsor of the event since 2015.
EWGA / ACCESS COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE DENTAL CLINIC
The Executive Women’s Golf Association hosts an annual golf outing that benefits a wide range of charities. The 2016 golf outing benefits Access Community Health Center, which provides primary medical, behavioral, dental, and pharmacy services in five locations in Dane and Iowa counties. Annually, Access provides care to over 26,000 patients, the majority of whom live in poverty.
All proceeds from this year’s golf outing will support Access’ school-based “Celebrate Smiles” program, which gives 2,600 elementary school students preventative and restorative dental care right in their school. Children that participate in Celebrate Smiles are then able to become patients of Access and receive ongoing care at any of its clinics.
Madison Family Dental is a proud sponsor of the 2016 EWGA Golf Outing.
WDA MISSION OF MERCY
WDA Mission of Mercy focuses on providing free, critical dental care with a high priority on treating patients in pain and with infections. WDA Mission of Mercy also raises public awareness of the barriers to dental care faced by low-income adults and children by challenging patients, policymakers, and dental professionals to work together to make viable and bipartisan “Healthy Choices” that will improve Wisconsin residents’ oral health.
Madison Family Dental staff provided care at the Madison event (2012), Lake Geneva (2013), and Green Bay (2014).
Interested in donating to this worthy cause? Visit: http://www.wda.org/wda-foundation/mission-of-mercy
TOUR DE CURE
Tour De Cure is a bike ride that benefits the American Diabetes Association, whose mission is
to prevent and cure diabetes, as well as improve the lives of all those with diabetes. Join the movement to raise a collective spirit and fight this disease.
Madison Family Dental sponsored the program in 2014
PURPLESTRIDE – MADISON
PurpleStride is the signature 5K Run, Family-Friendly Walk, and Kids’ Fun Run of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Each year, in communities across the country, tens of thousands of people participate in more than fifty-six PurpleStride events, including PurpleStride Madison. The run/walks are critical in raising awareness and funds that advance research and support patients and loved ones battling pancreatic cancer.
Madison Family Dental proudly sponsored PurpleStride – Madison from 2010-2014.
ARTWORK FOR CHARITY
Dr. Ron Schmidt, the co-founder of Madison Family Dental and his daughter, Dr. Lori Veerman, are both avid photographers. Together they photograph their adventures from around the world, custom-frame the original photographs, and sell them. All proceeds from the sale of the custom-framed photography directly benefit the local Madison community non-profits through ongoing support programs from Madison Family Dental.
Madison Family Dental has raised a total of $17,000 with art sales, for local non-profits like Boys & Girls Club of Dane County and Girls on the Run. In 2016 alone, we’ve raised $800 for charities.
If you’re interested in purchasing a work of art, please contact any of our reception staff members.