This summer, I am awarding 56 sets of braces to nine non-profit associations to distribute to people in need in the metropolitan Detroit area. This is my way of saying thank you to the community for supporting my practice, Eagan Orthodontics for over 56 years. As you are probably aware, Eagan Orthodontics is committed to the metro Detroit community and to community involvement. Because of this commitment, I will award these braces. Each agency awarded will create their own criteria to award the free sets of braces. Since we have been blessed by this community, we wish to return the blessing to the community by helping those in need.
My father, Dr. John P. Eagan, started Eagan Orthodontics in 1955 as the first African American orthodontist in Michigan. Since then, Eagan Orthodontics has been creating beautiful smiles while embracing the community that has made us successful. I have been creating smiles since the age of ten, when I first began assisting my dad. My wife Catherine and I are compassionate about the Metro Detroit community, and therefore are excited about the opportunity to provide these 56 sets of braces. The non-profits will each set the criteria for the braces, and my office will change lives, one smile at a time.
Perhaps the greatest blessing we will receive is being a blessing to others within our local communities. I challenge fellow medical professionals to share your gifts with other charities in need. As always, the health and well-being of the Detroit community is paramount to Eagan Orthodontics.