Lee Dental Care team has created a giving office culture by donating their time, skill, and resources to those who cannot afford dentistry. In November 2014, Dr. Uliasz started the First Annual Free Dentistry Day at his practice, when anyone age 18 and older can come in and have a dental cleaning, extraction, filling, or root canal therapy done for free.
At Dentistry From the Heart 2019, more than 280 patients were seen and over $90,000 in free dental care was donated to the community.
In addition to the Lee Dental Team, this event was made possible by volunteers from the community, local dental education organizations, and local dental pracitces throughout the area as well as donations and participation by a number of local organizations including the Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Lee County Public Library.
Along with other Lee Dental Team members, Dr. Uliasz has participated in FLA-MOM, the Florida Mission of Mercy, a two-day, professional dental clinic that provides care to any patient at no cost to them, with the goal of serving the under-served and uninsured in Florida.
On a global level, Dr. Uliasz has traveled to the Dominican Republic on mission trips where, together with other dentists, he has performed surgeries and bone grafts, placed implants, and helped many patients restore their teeth.
The practice and its team members also donate to various local, national, and international charitable and environmental causes throughout the year. Some examples include relief efforts for areas affected by disasters, WaterServe (dedicated to improving water access in Africa), 4Ocean (dedicated to cleaning our oceans), the Annual 5K for Head & Neck Cancer, and PPE donations to the Red Cross during the height of the COVID crisis among many others.