Capitol Dental Gives Back
Capitol Dental is dedicated to giving back to create a healthy and vibrant community. We support non-political, non-religious based organizations that help both improve the health of Idahoans and improve the community where we live. We pay special attention to causes that support oral health and overall health, the socially and economically disadvantaged and those that teach skills, prepare for a job or profession, and build self esteem.
These are just some of the numerous ways we get involved and give back to this beautiful place we call home.
On September 26th, 2014 my wife Kendra Witt-Doyle and I attended a fundraiser for Ohana Oasis here in Boise. This special non-profit is close to our hearts because it is the passion of our good friend and founder Heidi Low, who introduced the two of us via blind date back in 2009. The goal of Ohana Oasis is to create a healing retreat for parents who have lost a child to an illness or disease.
Around 100 people attended this fundraiser which raised $23,000. The funds will help more than 5 parents attend an all expense paid retreat to the Ohana Oasis in Kauai, HI to help heal from the pain and experience of losing a child.
To illustrate how interconnected Boise is, the David Andrew’s Band donated the services of his band for the lucky people who bid on his live auction item concert. Kendra and I “battled” our good friends Mike and Kealy, who are also patients of Capitol Dental, to win the concert. David Andrew’s knows Heidi, who is also a patient, because she was his first real estate client back in 2005. David lives two blocks from Kendra and I and is also a patient. David and his band played for the Movember event (see the Movember page on our website).
Boise Bicycle Project
Bicycles have been an integral part of Dr. Doyle’s life since learning to ride at the age of three. While living in Seattle he rode over 6000 miles commuting to back and forth to dental school. Today he still commutes to work on his cruiser bike and knows the freedom and independence a bicycle can have. Since 2001 the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health assisted the Boise Bicycle Project with collecting and distributing bicycles to underprivileged children throughout the Treasure Valley. Over the years Dr. Doyle has help these two local non-profits with these events and also assisted with teaching rider safety as a volunteer for the Boise Bicycle Project when the bicycles were distributed. Below is a link of one of the events.
KaBoom Playground Build
Capitol Dental assisted the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health and KaBoom in building playgrounds for disadvantaged children in Boise and Caldwell. Dr. Doyle and his father-in-law volunteered as team leaders, helping to build playground equipment at Taft Elementary in Boise and at the Community Council facility of the Idaho Head Start Program in Caldwell. The beauty of these events is rooted in the vision that they must be sustainable. The locations are selected because they are in needy, low income neighborhoods lacking existing spaces for kids to be active. Grants are awarded to purchase the playground equipment and the organizations then are responsible for enrolling volunteers to build and maintain them over the years. These playgrounds become community gathering places for kids to safely play and exercise for multiple generations.
Garden City Community Dental Clinic
Since 2006 Dr. Doyle has regularly volunteered his time to provide free dental care for patients at the Garden City Community Dental Clinic. The reason he supports this clinic is that patients who get scheduled in the dental clinic must first get accepted as patients through the medical clinic. In this way they have demonstrated a commitment to their overall health and a desire to make changes and improvements in their overall health. Additionally, the dental clinic is very organized enabling him to see 6-8 patients and perform about $3000 of dentistry during the four hours he volunteers on Fridays.
Dental M*A*S*H Outreach
Through the Garden City Community Clinic, Capitol Dental’s team assisted with providing a total of $38,700 worth of free dentistry on September 27, 2013. This unique event provided needed dental treatment for uninsured patients with no other avenues to receive the care they needed.