Lenny Kravitz Brings Dental Services To Bahamas Community
October 31, 2016 at 12:12 PM (PT)
LENNY KRAVITZ's LET LOVE RULE FOUNDATION and The GLO GOOD FOUNDATION launched a marathon dental service mission in the community of GREGORY TOWN, ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS, providing oral health care, education and tools to adults and children in need.
KRAVITZ has meaningful ties to the region; his mother's family originated from the island and it is also where the artist currently has a studio and longtime residence. With his deep roots and connection to the island's history, KRAVITZ understands the on-going plight to have health services offered to the community's residents.
Following a conversation with his NYC-based dentist JONATHAN B. LEVINE, the pair decided to partner to launch an annual dental clinic for GREGORY TOWN residents. His LET LOVE RULE FOUNDATION aligned with DR. LEVINE's GLO GOOD FOUNDATION, a global charity serving those in need of oral health services. Together, they launched a small clinic on the island to deliver community health services and dental care in the FALL of 2015. LEVINE, his wife STACEY KRAVITZ returned to ELEUTHERA earlier this month and expanded the clinic to include more than 45 people -- dentists, endodontists, prosthodontists, assistants, hygienists, lab technicians and additional support staff. A total of nearly 500 people received services which included making and repairing dentures, fillings and restorations, root canals and extractions, cleanings, sealants and whitening. Additional services provided were monitoring blood pressure and vitals and dermatology screening
Commented KRAVITZ: "It is of the utmost importance to me that the people in my community receive free first-class health care. Moreover, it is even more of a priority that they receive the knowledge about their bodies and ultimately how to take care of them. Unfortunately, much of the food that is offered here on the island can lead to health problems. This, combined with poor education and lack of proper health care, shows me there is still a lot of work to do to change the situation. This is just the beginning."