The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from a local dentist during the weekly meeting at the Taylorville Moose Lodge on Tuesday.
Doctor David Trost heads up “Miles of Smiles Limited” that provides exams, cleanings, floride, and teeth sealing to children across Illinois. Trost first gave his background with his schooling first in aeronautical engineering before settling on a dentistry career in 1970. Trost studied with the world’s greatest dentists, then learning in the United States being mentored at the Pankey Institute.
After Trost had his own practice, he wanted to branch out and form an organization that specifically provided children better dental health, thru schools. “Miles of Smiles Limited” has a staff of dentists, dental hygienists, and others that currently serve over 50 Illinois counties.
Trost’s organization recent won an award from the Oral Health Forum in Chicago.
Bill Assalley of Taylorville attended Tuesday’s Kiwanis meeting as a guest.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.