Dr. Jerry M. Strauss recently visited Jerusalem with a team of dentists volunteering to treat children’s teeth and teach them how to care for their oral health.
Fairfield, NJ – Dr. Jerry M. Strauss, owner of the cosmetic dentistry practice Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey, is dedicated to improving patients’ smiles and helping them maintain optimal health. This passion has led to his participation in service trips to help those who are not educated on dental hygiene or do not have the proper resources. Dr. Strauss’ most recent mission was to Jerusalem, where he worked at a free dental clinic for children. Here he volunteered treating dental problems and helping the children understand how to prevent more severe issues.
The Fairfield cosmetic dentist recounts the rewarding experience in his blog post entitled “Dr. Strauss Reflects on Recent Service Trip to Jerusalem.” He explains how the clinic was started by a microbiologist who recognized the lack of dental care for children and wanted to address this problem. Although she did not have a background in dentistry, her passion for helping children led to her receiving funding and working with volunteer dentists from around the world.
Dr. Strauss notes that because of the clinic, children from various backgrounds are being treated for free. They not only receive emergency care, but also preventive care to help them protect their teeth. Dr. Strauss says he is proud to be one of the doctors educating them on how to care for their teeth to prevent future issues. Dr. Strauss reflects on the rewarding experience saying, “Many of the children speak no English, but their hugs at the end of the appointment are a universal language for appreciation. And I cherish every one of them.”
Talking about his experience in Jerusalem, Dr. Strauss concluded, “I’m looking forward to another chance to continue on my mission to help more of these children improve their lives.” He is a strong believer that everyone can achieve a healthy smile, as long as they take the right precautions to care for their teeth. Dr. Strauss encourages everyone to visit a dental professional to manage their oral health and to educate themselves on how to preserve their smile for a bright future.
About Dr. Jerry Strauss, DMD
Dr. Jerry Strauss earned his dental degree from Boston University’s School of Graduate Dentistry, simultaneously receiving a master’s degree in nutritional biochemistry. He then completed a general practice residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, where he worked as a clinical instructor for many years after. Dr. Strauss also graduated from the acclaimed Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and he frequently returns to further his dental training. Having completed more than 1100 hours of continued education in total, Dr. Strauss achieved the title of Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, joining an elite group that makes up less than 1% of dentists. He is also a member of numerous dental organizations, including the New Jersey Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Association of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Strauss is available for interview upon request.
His practice can be reached online at aestheticdentalcarenj.com and facebook.com/pages/Aesthetic-Dental-Care-LLC/120704677718
Dr. Jerry Strauss
Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey
389 Passaic Ave. #1
Fairfield, NJ 07004