Local Dental Office Works with Volunteer Organization for Underserved Women

January 27, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
January 27, 2015 - Longview, TX Darr Dentistry, a cosmetic and family dental office, has donated their time to help women in their community seek employment and improved self-sufficiency through Heartisans Marketplace.

As the first female dentist who set up shop in Longview, Texas, Krista S. Darr, DDS is particularly connected to other women living in her community. Dr. Darr states, "As a dental practice, we aim to help people get healthier with professional oral health treatments, but there are plenty of people in our community who need more assistance in order to have fulfilled and healthy lives. Both myself and my associate dentist, Ryan Darr, DDS, are excited to work with Heartisans Marketplace to strengthen the lives of women in our area."

Heartisans Marketplace is a Longview non-profit organization that depends on volunteer assistance to help provide valuable services to women in their community. Underserved, or underemployed, participants in the Heartisans Marketplace program learn skills in the way of hand-producing consumer goods that are then sold to raise money for continued training and professional development.

"We viewed the Heartisans Marketplace training program as an innovative opportunity to help members of our community acquire skills that will lead to employment and increased success and independence," Dr. Darr adds. "We are connected to our community through the patients we see every day and are thrilled to be reaching out to provide continued support for our friends and neighbors who need it most."

Through the Heartisans Marketplace internship, women receive no-cost job skills training that helps them acquire employment and build networks of relationships that support independent living. For more information about the Heartisans Marketplace program, visit the website at heartisansmarketplace.com.

About Krista S. Darr and Darr Dentistry

Dr. Krista Darr has practiced dentistry in Longview for 30 years. She graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1984 and is one of six dentists through four generations in her family. Upon graduation, she opened her dental practice as the first female dentist in Longview. Dr. Darr serves on the women's ministry council, as well as her Sunday School fellowship team, and is a member of the ADA, TDA, Arklatex Academy of Dentistry, and the Land O' Pines Study Club.

For more information about Darr Dentistry, visit darrdentistry.com.

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