With the help of more than 400 professional and medical volunteers, the Caridad Center provides comprehensive health and dental services to the uninsured, working poor families of Palm Beach County.

During its annual ‘Wrapping up Your Holiday Wishes’ gala Dec. 8, the Caridad Center will honor four dentists for 20 years of volunteer care. The Constance Berry 2012 Award recipients are: Dr. Fred Alfele, Dr. Paul Archacki, Dr. Frank Boyar and Dr. Phillip Crawford.

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LEFT: Armida Salazar teaches a full waiting room about proper dental hygiene and the correct way to brush your teeth at the Caridad Center West of Boynton Beach.

Photos by Libby Volgyes/The Coastal Star

7960415676?profile=originalABOVE: Dr. Paul Archacki looks at X-rays with Carlos Rivera of Boynton Beach after an extraction. Rivera has four more extractions to be done in future visits.

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LEFT: Archacki comforts a nervous patient before extracting a tooth.

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 LEFT: A freshly pulled tooth. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7960416290?profile=originalMembers of the Caridad Center 2012 Gala Committee meet to plan “Wrapping Up your Holiday Wishes,” featuring an evening of auctions presented by Neil Saffer, gourmet food and drink and dancing.
Photo: Committee members (front row from left) Shannon Powers, Luis Torres, Sonia Torres; (back row, from left) Mimi Haley Meister, Janelle Sloan, Valerie Coz, Julie Cudmore, Sugar McCauley and Ryan Morris.
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IF YOU GO
The Caridad Center Gala 2012, “Wrapping Up Your Holiday Wishes,” will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. Tickets are $250.
For more information, contact Mimi Haley Meister, mimihaley@aol.com, or call 213-2942.

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