2514 Cuthbertson Road, Suite A,
Waxhaw, NC 28173 Call: 704-243-1122
Dentistry From The Heart -
Carolinas Dental Center, December 2013
Journey – Help Us Give Back and Change Someone’s Life
Every holiday season we at
Carolinas Dental Center will pick a special person or
organization to try to help them in their fundraising
This year, at Carolinas Dental
Center, we picked a special person to try to help in his
fundraising for new legs. From the mountains of Romania,
Joey Funderburk was given up for adoption by his mother
at a young age. While pregnant, Joey’s mom was taking
the drug Thalidamide, which is an anti-nausea medication
known to cause birth defects. It has been outlawed in
the USA since the 1950s. Due to the medication, Joey’s
legs never developed properly.
A loving family here in the
Charlotte area adopted Joey and are having trouble
coming up with a solution. The family’s insurance has
denied their claim, informing them that they will only
provide new legs when there has been a change in Joey’s
medical condition. Since the issue stems from his growth
and not from a medical condition, they have had two
Joey is now 25 lbs. over the
weight limit for his present set of legs, which were
designed several years ago. He is falling almost daily,
and his doctor informed the family that it is very
dangerous for Joey to continue using the legs that were
designed for someone much smaller. Fortunately, the
family is very grateful that he has yet to get seriously
injured from the falls. However, when his knees let go
he falls backward and cannot catch himself.
Joey and his family will be
responsible for $120,000 to cover a new set of
prosthetic legs. Joey himself has already raised half of
the amount, $60,000, which will cover one leg. It was
our goal here at Carolinas Dental Center to try to raise
enough to help Joey reach his goal and get both of his
new legs as soon as possible!
are very fortunate to have over 3,000 patients that we
call family at Carolinas Dental Center. Fun fact: If
everyone donated $20, we would be able to fulfill Joey’s
wish and provide him with the remaining amount of
As you know, we love to reward and
give back. For anyone who donated $50 or more, Dr.
Phelps and Dr. Grimes matched their amount toward a
dental credit on their account. Anyone who donated $100
or more was entered into a drawing for a new iPad Mini™.
In the spring of 2013, we
Grace’s Lamp the charity established by Joey and his
family to help families adopt children, go on missions,
and get the medical treatment that they need. We were
able to raise $5,000 toward Joey’s new legs!
Thank you to all of our patients
who contributed to this effort!
First Annual Waxhaw Patient Appreciation Party
Several happy patients had
some nice things to say
about Carolinas Dental Center.
Patient Paul Robinson Lucky winner of an iPad Mini,
at our Waxhaw Patient Appreciation Party 2012.
Thursday, November 29th, 2012, Carolinas Dental Center
of Matthews participated in the Presbyterian Hospital
Matthews Festival of Trees. This annual community event
creates a festive atmosphere and captures the holiday
spirit in the eyes of both young and old! Carolinas
Dental Center donated their tree to the Presbyterian
Hospital Foundation. The CDC tree, along with others
that were donated, was auctioned this evening during the
“Lighting of the Trees” silent auction to benefit the
Presbyterian Hospital Foundation in support of hospital
and community projects.
We provide professional dental care services in: Waxhaw, Matthews, Marvin, Weddington, Pineville, Mineral Springs, Monroe, Stallings, Wesley Chapel, Fort Mill, Riverview, Lesslie, Catawba in North Carolina. Dentist, Christopher Phelps provides the following dental treatment: General Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry, Children's Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Sleep Apnea Treatment, ZOOM Power Whitening and Smile Makeovers. Our North Carolina dentists also provide the following dental care: dental lumineers, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, CEREC dental crowns, athletic mouthguards, Under Armour Mouthwear, Snap-on Smile, Invisalign,clear dental braces, invisible dental braces, dental root canal therapy,NTI Migraine Headache prevention treatment, dental implants, dental sedation,laser scanner, digital imaging, white dental fillings tooth colored fillings, dental bridges, bonding,immediate load implants, implants for securing slipping dentures, oral hygiene care, gum disease treatment, smile makeovers, and dental examinations.
Carolinas Dental Center 2514
Cuthbertson Road, Suite A Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-207-0060