giving back

giving back

At Michels & Gauquie Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we consider ourselves unbelievably fortunate to be able to practice our passion every day. It’s a blessing to have a career that allows us to deliver smiles and improve lives. This is why philanthropy is at the heart of our practice.

Because we’ve seen the impact we can have on the lives of our patients, we’ve made it our mission to expand our reach and give back to the community we call home, and beyond. We are always looking for opportunities to make charitable contributions and offer our services for those who need it most.

We invite you to read below and learn more about our charitable efforts and how our patients are, by extension, part of these initiatives.

our creed

"Making better lives for the deserving children of Eastern North Carolina."

how we give back

  • Fluoride Treatment

Proceeds from each fluoride treatment contribute toward the donation of thousands of fluoride care kits to the deserving children of Eastern North Carolina at orphanages and churches.

  • Mission Trips

Our dental missions have allowed us to treat over 300 patients in the bateyes in the Dominican Republic. As part of this initiative, we’ve also donated shoes and reading glasses to the underprivileged communities abroad.

  • Backpack Drive

Every year we conduct a donation drive to help students acquire the school supplies they need to take on a new school year.

  • Ronald McDonald House

Through our partnership with the Ronlad McDonald House, we conduct fundraisers such as the Character Breakfast, Sport a Shirt, Bingo Night, Ice Cream Party, and cook monthly meals for the families staying at the RMHC.

  • Random Acts of Christmas Kindness (RACK'd)

We’ve managed to donate hundreds of toys and toothbrushes to children in need in our community.

Other Charitable donations

We’ve also contributed to many other foundations and humanitarian causes, including:

  • Center for Family Violence Prevention

  • Ministry Developers

  • Cancer Services

  • Dementia Outreach

  • Alzheimer's Association

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

  • Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  • Hope Harbor Christian Ministries