Dr. Brian Homann’s caring team is committed to giving back to the community. Our goal is to help those less fortunate to achieve a healthier, more inviting smile. Dr. Homann has helped to achieve these goals by volunteering his time providing dental services at Free Dental Days and Goldie’s Place.
2019 was the first year for the Free Dental Day hosted by Dr. Homann at Elk Grove Family Dental. With the help of Dr. Homann’s team, Dr. Jennifer Silc (periodontist in Schaumburg), and Dr. Mark Spinazze (oral surgeon in Elk Grove), over $28,000 worth of free dental services were provided for those in need in Elk Grove Village and the surrounding communities. Dr. Homann and his team plan to make this an annual event. In 2020, the Free Dental Day will be hosted on Friday, August 28th.
Dr. Homann also has a new project that he is working on. Dr. Homann has been asked to be the dental team leader for Refugee One. Refugee One has tasked Dr. Homann with helping to start a dental clinic that provides free care to new refugees coming into the US. We are excited to share photos and experiences of the new clinic as soon as possible!
All of the cases featured below were completed at Goldie’s place. Goldie’s Place was a support center for homeless individuals that provided participants with career training, resume building, a clothes closet, and much needed dental services. The dental clinic helped patients obtain optimal oral health and increased their confidence through free dental services provided by volunteer dentists and hygienists. Dr. Homann was an active volunteer and member of Goldie’s Dental Advisory Committee for 10 years until the organization’s closing in 2019. In that time, Goldie’s Place provided over two million dollars with of free dental services to homeless individuals in Chicago.
We are happy to share some photos and personal stories of Goldie’s Place patients who were treated by Dr. Homann.
“I could always tell the attention in interviews went from what I was saying to the fact that I didn’t have any teeth. I could never focus on the actual interview.”
“After losing my job and becoming homeless I have been able to understand people more. I know what they are going through, and it brings me happiness to be able to help people who are in that situation.”
“I was just surviving, and then I realized I wanted to make something out of my life. I decided to change and make a better life for myself.”
“I never thought that after practicing law for over 15 years in Cook County that I would become homeless.”