Spring Lake, NJ — Dr. Peter Ciampi recently returned to his New Jersey cosmetic dentistry practice after having spent time offering his services to an underprivileged community in Knoxville, TN with the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Volunteer Corps organization. Dr. Ciampi’s practice, located in Spring Lake, NJ, offers a wide range of procedures including general routine examinations, periodontal care, and sedation dentistry. Typically focusing on cosmetic and restorative procedures such as porcelain veneers or dental implants in New Jersey, Dr. Ciampi says he was grateful for the opportunity to help people from a different community achieve a healthy, pain-free mouth.
Founded in 1985, RAM is a non-profit, volunteer organization designed to provide free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and other assistance to people across the globe. As a New Jersey dentist, Dr. Ciampi says his trip to Tennessee was an incredible experience and one that continues to drive his pursuit of the highest quality results in dental care. During his recent visit to Knoxville with the RAM organization, Dr. Ciampi and the other 317 volunteer medical professionals provided treatment to over 1000 patients over the course of two days. Services included eye exams, mammograms, general medicine exams, dental extractions, fillings, and cleanings. Dr. Ciampi and the team of dentists performed over 1600 extractions, 300 fillings, and 144 cleanings. Despite working long hours throughout the day, he says the trip was a rewarding opportunity and he is excited to return to his dental practice rejuvenated and full of purpose.
Having participated in the medical and dental volunteer trips with RAM in the past, Dr. Ciampi says staying active in the community is an essential part of connecting with one’s patients and allows dentists to make a concerted, external effort to display their commitment to patient comfort and care. He says experience gained through opportunities like the Knoxville mission provides dentists with unparalleled familiarity with a wide variety of patient cases. Dr. Ciampi encourages patients to consult with a dentist who actively engages in continued education as well as volunteer work. “It was a great feeling to know you are helping someone who otherwise would not have the financial resources to get their needed dental care.”
Whether he is performing extractions in Tennessee or enhancing smiles with porcelain veneers in New Jersey, Dr. Ciampi says he is thankful to be involved in such a benevolent field and is excited to continue pursuing the most comfortable care and successful results for all his patients. He also says he hopes to participate in similar charitable efforts with RAM one to two times a year in the future. “You realize that you do not need to go overseas to volunteer your services, there are plenty of people right here in our own backyard that have severe oral health needs.”
About Peter E. Ciampi, DDS, MAGD
Dr. Peter Ciampi earned his bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College and his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He completed a general practice residency at Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Ciampi has served with the United States Navy Dental Corps and also trained extensively in cosmetic dentistry at the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Esthetic Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, has achieved mastership status with the Academy of General Dentistry, and has been recognized as a Top Dentist in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.
Located at 310 Morris Avenue in Spring Lake, NJ, Dr. Ciampi’s practice, Spring Lake Dental Care, can be reached at (732) 449-5666. He can also be contacted online via the website springlakesmiles.com or facebook.com/SpringLakeSmiles.