Dancing With The Dentists a huge success!

DwD logo no textIn it’s inaugural season, Dancing With the Dentists exceeded all expectations in raising well over $40,000 for Portland’s Healthcare for the Homeless Dental Clinic, and Maine Dental LifeLine.  Conceived by Dr. Glen Knock and patterned after the wildly popular “Dancing With The Stars”, local dentists were paired with professional ballroom dance instructors to put on a dazzling display of footwork and fun.  Over 400 people attended and cheered the contestants on at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland.  Host Shannon Moss, DJ Mike Violette,  and judges Governor John Baldacci, physician and author Dr. Christiane Northrup, and radio personality Ken Altshuler helped make the program one to remember.

Each contestant danced either a ballroom or Latin dance and the audience and judges voted for who they thought was the best.  None had ever done ballroom dancing before September. A wonderful twist was that the dancers were all dentists married to dentists and the vote was tallied for the best couple.  There was even a family angle with Dr. Joseph Penna and his wife, Maine Dental Association President Dr. Demi Kouzounas competing against their daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Nichol Penna and Doug Delli Colli!  Also dancing were the overall winners,  Dr. Jenny Fultz, the dentist at the Healthcare for the Homeless Dental Clinic, with her husband Dr. Brian Brunacini. Drs. Killian and Tarryn MacCarthy rounded out the four couples.

The generosity of Northeast Delta Dental and Tom’s of Maine helped underwrite the program, with Delta’s donation earmarked for Dental LifeLine.  Many other donations and ticket sales helped make this first ever Dancing With The Dentists a huge success.  Everyone is looking forward to next November and the second Dancing With The Dentists!

Check out some pictures of the event! Photo credit to No Umbrella Media!

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Just as anticipated, ticket sales got off to a hot start! Excitement is building to see all the dancing dentists competing for a great cause. We are in the process of updating our website, but we want to make sure to avoid confusion regarding ticket sales. So you can purchase tickets right here by clicking the big BUY TICKETS button!!


Dancing with the Dentists Update

DwD logo no textWe have introduced you to three of the four dancing dentist couples and the fourth and final couple will be announced next week! They are now in their third week of rehearsal and we are shocked by the progress and enthusiasm of everyone involved. The friendly competition is building and you can tell everyone really wants to win! But the real goal here is to raise money for a needy and worthy cause. We have had many outstanding companies join forces with us to sponsor the event as well. Their generosity is overwhelming. Sponsorship opportunities are still open and available! So please, if you know of anyone who may be interested, please email us at dancingwiththedentists@gmail.com. For real time updates, photos and videos of rehearsal, and more, Like Us on Facebook!!

We simply can not wait to come together for this night that is sure to be filled with plenty of entertainment, excitement, and fun for all.

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