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Community Involvement

At Washington Dental Associates, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain their optimal level of oral health in order to help them lead healthier, happier lives. What many patients don’t know is that our team is just as dedicated to helping our friends and neighbors in Bergenfield, Tappan, and around the globe, whether they’re our patients or not. Our Bergenfield dentists and dental team members participate in numerous community events, activities, and organizations to promote healthy lifestyles and give to those in need.

If you want to learn more about some of our community activities, keep reading below. We would love to hear from you if you have events and activities that we can help with, so please don’t hesitate to give our team a call or talk to us during your next visit.

Our Goals

For the past 25 years, our office has donated over $150,000 in dental work to children and adults in communities both near and far. We believe there is power in paying forward the kindness and generosity that has been shown to us! Dr. Tong and Dr. LaCap feel blessed to work with such an amazing team of dental experts, and they love having the opportunity to share their time and talents with those in need. They believe that giving frees them from the familiar territory of their own needs by opening their hearts to the world occupied by the needs of others, and they love to give back in any way they can. Because of Dr. LaCap’s personal experience, dental care for children holds a special place in her heart, and she and Dr. Tong are the proud parents of five children of their own.

Our Previous Community Projects

We participate in numerous community events and charitable organizations, and we love having a chance to give back. Some of our annual projects include:

October is Susan G. Komen & Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We realize you have many choices when it comes to finding the right Bergenfield and Tappan dentist, and we're thankful you've chosen our practice for your dental needs. As a way of saying "thank you" and supporting a cause we truly believe in, if you donate $10 or more to the Susan Komen foundation of North Jersey to help us support breast cancer awareness, we'll give you $50 off your next dental service!

Many years ago, one of our lovely hygienists, Diane, lost her mother and her sister to breast cancer. One year later, she discovered she had the genetic marker for breast cancer. She made the painful decision to go forward with a mastectomy to avoid the same fate. During this same year, two of our patients went through treatment and survived breast cancer. In honor of survivors everywhere and in memory of those who have lost their lives to breast cancer, we have supported and donated to cancer awareness regularly organizations regularly.

You can also show your Support through the month of October with your very own stylish Pink Swarovski Crystal Smile for a $25 donation. 100% of this donation will go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Pink Swarovski Crystal is applied to the tooth with a temporary dental adhesive. It is safe and takes less than 5 minutes for a dentist to apply. After the month of October, we can remove it for you, or you can keep it on as long as you'd like.

Everyone knows a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with or survived breast cancer. Call our office to make an appointment and Smile Pink for the cure.

Halloween Candy Buy Back

What’s a ghost’s favorite candy? BOO-ble gum!

At Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Washington Dental Associates in Bergenfield to receive $1 for every pound of candy, as well as a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Toys R Us.

What are we going to do with all that candy? The doctors are working with Operation Gratitude who will ship the candy to our troops overseas. “The soldiers look forward to these care packages full of treats because it reminds them of home. They know we are thinking about them," says Dr. LaCap. "Not to worry about our troops and tooth decay – we will also be sending them toothbrushes!"

“Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating and maybe eat a few of their favorite candies. Eating all the candy from trick-or-treating can do a lot of damage. Exchanging the excess candy for toys, games, and prizes is much healthier and more fun,” said Dr. Tong. “Plus, if you bring in 5 pounds or more, your child can get a free sealant that’s regularly worth $75.”