Giving Back To The Community
Our office is actively involved in community service! We believe it is our responsibility to provide services to members of the community if we are able to.
Dr. Currimbhoy is actively involved with the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS), serving her third term on the Board of Directors. CALAOMS works diligently on many levels providing advancements in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Programs range from promoting patient safety through continuing education programs, assistant education programs and advocacy. Over the last decade, she had volunteered her time on several international mission trips providing free dental care to those in need and even participated in local clinics in Los Angeles and Orange County. During her time in Sacramento, Dr. Currimbhoy really enjoyed volunteering on the craniofacial panel at UC Davis Medical Center where she was able to work with pediatric patients with cleft and craniofacial syndrome and abnormalities. Most recently, Dr. Currimbhoy has been involved with the charitable arm of CALAMOS through California Care Force (CCF). CCF provided free dental, medical and vision services at various clinics through the year in both Northern and Southern California.
Earlier this year, Dr. Currimbhoy and our lead surgical assistant in the office, Adriana, donated their time at a clinic in the Coachella Valley providing oral surgery services. The CCF clinic in Coachella Valley was able to provide services to over 1500 people! “We loved giving our time and services to people that needed it. It is so rewarding on so many levels.”
Dr. Wheeler and his wife, Lynne, have lived, worked and raised their family in the North County of San Diego for over thirty years. During this time they have been actively involved in their church, their children’s schools, and several other philanthropic organizations. This involvement has been both financial as well as participatory, with Lynne volunteering her time on numerous boards both as a valued member and as sitting president.
A number of these organizations include Casa de Amparo (for abused women), Children’s Hospital, The Center for Neglected Childhood Diseases, Children’s Dental Health Association, Patron’s of the Prado, Starlight Theatre (civic light opera), ARCS, and board involvement for both Dr. Wheeler and Lynne in their children’s schools – Steve was on the board for the Santa Fe Christian Schools and Lynne was on the USC Board of Governors for three years. Additionally, Dr. Wheeler and Lynne have been able to devote time to building homes for those who are less fortunate in Ensenada, Mexico, through Youth With A Mission (YWAM).