At the new Summerbrook Dental in Fort Worth, the atmosphere is set to be inviting and relaxing to those who may dread visiting the dentist.
"I really wanted to create a dental office where I was able to make it feel like it's not a dental office," Summerbrook Dental owner Dr. Calvin Eastwood said.
Eastwood, who is originally from Kansas and making a home in Fort Worth, wants to give back to a special group that he said helped shape his youth.
"Growing up, 4-H was a big part of my life,” Eastwood said. "It had a big impact on me. So, 10% of the new patient exam, for every new patient that comes into the office, 10% of that exam fee goes to the Tarrant County 4-H which will help pay for enrollment fees whose families couldn't otherwise afford it."
Tarrant County 4-H offers various programs, from working with livestock to cooking, robotics and more. The programs work to empower young people.
Run by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Services, the programs do have fees. So, they are appreciative of community contributions like that of Summerbrook Dental.
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"Their contributions are what's going to really help to reach more youth to participate in programs, that's going to benefit them with their life skills and growth," 4-H Tarrant County family and community health extension agent Fralonda Aubrey said.
Eastwood said he learned skills working on 4-H projects as a kid that have followed him into adulthood.
"There's like a lot of planning and long term vision and just having to take personal responsibility to achieve that end goal,” Eastwood said. “You know show it off at the fair. I think a lot of that transfers at least personally to me as an adult."
He said he wanted to help provide that growth to other young people.
"I know I can have an impact here in the dental office by what I do,” Eastwood said. “But I want to be able to impact the community as a whole."