At Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, we are passionate about the communities that we work in. Community involvement is a big part of what we do to help make the Research Triangle a better place to live.
Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry has partnered with Embrace Uganda, a Wake Forest-based charity, to deliver dental supplies to orphans in Uganda.
Founded in 2007, Embrace Uganda and its Ugandan partners help provide clean water, education, and healthcare to almost 2,000 orphaned children in Kaihura, Bukerere, and Koreng, Uganda.
“We’re proud to participate in our community’s efforts to help children in need of dental care both here in North Carolina and overseas.”
-Dr. Michael Riccobene, Founder and CEO Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry
Home For Love Children’s Home Orphanage
Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry is proud to donate to “Home For Love Children’s Home Orphanage” in Petionville, Haiti which is right outside the capital, Port-au-Prince.
NC Missions of Mercy
The North Carolina Missions of Mercy (NCMOM) portable free dental clinics are an outreach program of the North Carolina Dental Society. The program is sponsored by the North Carolina Dental Health Fund (NCDHF), a 501 (c) (3), charitable organization, founded and governed by the North Carolina Dental Society. The mission of the North Carolina Dental Health Fund is to address the access to care problem facing our state’s most under-served.
NCMOM is a volunteer grassroots effort, and receives funding from grants and donations. Since its beginning in 2003 the program has received national and statewide recognition. The program offers free dental treatment to those in financial need who have few or no other options for care. For information about donating to NCMOM, contact the North Carolina Dental Society at (919) 677-1396.
Currently, NCMOM has enough equipment to set up an 80-chair full dental clinic including digital x-ray, sterilization, and all instrumentation and supplies. Services are provided for 300 to 3000 patients, depending on the number of chairs set up, per two-day event. The clinics are staffed by volunteers including dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians and scores of volunteers from across the state. Additionally, the program enjoys a good relationship with the UNC School of Dentistry and ECU School of Dental Medicine through their student volunteer organizations. Dental students participate as volunteer providers during each clinic and are an important part of the overall program.
Dr. Riccobene participated during the two day free clinic. Approximately 3,000 patients were served.
2016 Alhambra Pre Fourth of July party for The Mentally Challenged
Riccobene Associates is proud to have sponsored the 2016 Alhambra Pre Fourth of July party for The Mentally Challenged. A fantastic time was had by everyone. Food, dancing, bingo, and the annual parade were enjoyed by all!
#fillupauhaul Hurricane Matthew Relief in Robeson County
Do you have a local charity or organization that you’d like us to donate our time to or sponsor? We love getting requests from our patients for additional ways that we can get involved! Though we can’t always donate to every cause, we always review the requests and try to donate to a variety of causes. Submit your ideas below!