Program Impact

Testimonials from HSP Patients

“The doctor and the staff really listened to me about my dental problems.  He has promised everything would be okay with my teeth and have made this process so easy.” - Patient in Atlanta

“My life has changed. I can now talk for a half hour and have no problems with my dentures staying in."Patient 1  - Patient in Boston

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your organization for the help you have provided my mother, concerning her dentistry needs that are being addressed and cared for as a result of your exemplary dentistry program for Holocaust survivors.  The dentists that have attended to my mother's dental issues through the program are not only excellent dentists, but also caring and compassionate human beings. To date, my mother has had a wonderful experience and she is feeling much better as a result of her dentistry care." - Daughter of Patient in Montreal


Testimonials from Social Service Agencies

"[The client] was so excited ... that she told the social worker that “she might faint” from all the excitement." - Selfhelp Holocaust Community Services Inc., New York City

"Clients feel pleased with the services they have received from the AO dentsist ...We are so happy to have this program in Los Angeles!" - Jewish Family Service, Los Angeles

Montreal Social Service Agency

"The dentists ... have been kind and compassionate, respectful and professional. From their first contact ...  they felt they were in good hands and received stellar dental treatment.The service you are providing to these Holocaust survivors is important, meaningful, and immensely appreciated by them. They all feel very fortunate to be connected to the program." - Jewish Child and Family Service of Winnipeg


Testimonials from AO Volunteer Dentists

"Until you have the opportunity to make a difference for someone in need who is so appreciative, it is an impossible feeling to explain properly to others. I have been in practice for over 37 years and today was truly one of my most rewarding moments. I am thankful to all those who put this program together and invited me to participate and have the opportunity to make someone’s dental health better." - Ira Schecter, DDS Toronto

Patient 2"Treating these patients has been a highlight of my professional career. Getting to know each one personally and hearing their stories has been truly inspiring. I believe I am receiving more out of this experience than the patients receiving the dental care." - Laurie Gordon-Shaw, DDS, Chicago