3 Altarinda Road No 305   •   Orinda CA  94563 510-426-1236
 

WELCOME TO THE DOV PROJECT

The Mission
To provide free or low cost, high quality, full service dental care to military veterans who do not have the financial means to pay for such care. Trained dental professionals will provide the services in a state-of-the-art, free standing, facility.

Donate
The money you send in will make sure that a deserving veteran who needs but cannot afford on-going dental care will receive it free of charge and take the steps to a better life. Please give generously, $1 or $100, whatever you can afford and help us protect the oral health of our veterans.
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ABOUT THE DOV PROJECT

The DOV Project is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), charitable dental clinic whose patient base are all military vets of any branch who do not qualify for dental services and are not in a financial position to pay for on-going dental treatment. The dental professionals at DOV, overseen by Clinical Director Angela Bayat DDS, seek to provide the same standard of care and variety of services found in any modern, private practice at no cost or very little cost to the veteran.

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, veterans will be coming home. While a large number of them will have varying degrees of dental issues, many of them will not have the financial resources to obtain the proper treatment. In order for these veterans to integrate easily back into civilian life, that is finding a job and reconnecting with members of the community, having excellent oral hygiene and an esthetically pleasing smile is critical. To those blessed with good dental care, this might seem trivial, but for many of the veterans the quality of their mouth, teeth and smile underlies their self-esteem, confidence, willingness and success in assimilating back into civilian society.

The DOV Project looks to serve the veteran population specifically. By narrowing the focus, DOV can provide individual, attentive care on an as-needed basis. The practicioners can take the time to plan strategic, long term, treatment regimens and provide a desired level of commitment and predictability to the veterans who become DOV patients. On start up, DOV expects to have one dentist, one hygienist, one dental assistant and one front desk administrator. The three operatory office is planned for development in Concord, CA. Centrally located and accessible by public transportation, it will be beautifully designed and fully functional. The environment will be warm, private, and welcoming where patients can feel secure and respected. While patients can be seen immediately, funding will dictate the number of days in which we can provide treatment.

The management of the DOV Project will be provided by Dr Bayat and a team of dental professionals who will oversee two factions: clinical and administrative. Dr. Angela Bayat, a graduate of the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco, will be the CEO and manage all clinical duties. Having practiced for over 15 years, she is extensively trained in all aspects of dentistry including endodontics and implant surgery. Having successfully owned four practices, she has the experience to handle the day-to-day requirements of the position. In addition, as a past president of the Berkeley Dental Society, a former instructor at UOP and a delegate to the California Dental Association, she has direct access to various human resources which can be leveraged on behalf of the DOV Project. In addition, DOV has assembled a board of advisors comprised of experienced dental, business and Veteran’s affairs professionals to provide management expertise and optimize the ability to deliver quality care to the target population.

DOV is seeking an operating line of $100,000 to finance first year's growth. Donors have provided the facility and basic dental materials and are looking for funding to support staffing and other administrative needs such as rent, insurance and liability coverage. Dr. Bayat is the child of immigrants and has grown up with a strong sense of civic duty and appreciation for the ideals America represents. Her success and the success of her family are a testament to those ideals. Veterans of war have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we all take for granted. The DOV Project is a modest way of thanking them for their service and welcoming them back to the communities they have fought so hard to protect.

 

MEET YOUR DENTIST

Dr. Bayat has lived all over the world and brings a global perspective on patient care and health. Beginning her professional career as a Pharmacy student, Dr. Bayat eventually pursued dentistry as a field that would give her more personal contact with patients. Fluent in three languages, she has a natural talent not only as a practitioner but a trusted care giver who listens to and addresses the specific concerns of her patients. Dr. Bayat has lived all over the world and brings a global perspective on patient care and health. Beginning her professional career as a Pharmacy student, Dr. Bayat eventually pursued dentistry as a field that would give her more personal contact with patients. Fluent in three languages, she has a natural talent not only as a practitioner but a trusted care giver who listens to and addresses the specific concerns of her patients.

A graduate of the University of The Pacific Dental School in San Francisco, Dr. Bayat is very active in the dental community. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Contra Costa Dental Society and a past President of the Berkeley Dental Society. In her drive to bring the most current standards of care to her patients, she is specially trained in all aspects of dentistry, including endodontics and implants.

Making the teeth and smile look natural while emphasizing oral health is truly where dentistry and art meet. Dr. Bayat applies such artistry to her military patients so that they can have the confidence to step boldly into the future and pursue careers beyond their military service. From fillings and crowns to full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Bayat creates the beautiful, healthy smiles our military veterans deserve.


 

CONTACT US

Mailing Address
Dentists Organized For Veterans
3 Altarinda Road No 305
Orinda . CA 94563

Contact Number
Phone 510-426-1236

Email
info@dovproject.org

If you are a dental professional and feel as passionately about dental care for veterans as those of us at the DOV Project, then we encourage you to get involved.

Please send a resume to:
Attn: Jaime Aguinaldo