- Farmington Area Senior Scholarship
- Annual Franciscan Outreach Program Food and Toy Drive
- Dental Care for Mothers and Unborn Babies Clients
- Providers for Dental Lifeline Network
- Participants in Participants in Mission of Mercy to provide free Dental Care
The Farmington Area Senior Scholarship recognizes a student with strong leadership skills, school and community involvement and a grade point average of 3.5 or better. As well, the student must intend to pursue a major in math or science at a four year college or university. learn more
Annual Franciscan Outreach Holiday Food and Toy Collection Site
The Franciscan Outreach Program located at the Church of the Transfiguration in Southfield, has been in service to the community since 1961. It quietly answers the call from people in need of food and emergency financial assistance to prevent interruption in utility services. It operates on donations made to the program and receives no financial support from Transfiguration Parish. Prior to Michigan’s economic downturn, the Franciscan Outreach Program provided assistance to about thirty families per week or about 120 per month. Staffed by volunteers, this year has seen a five fold increase in the number of people served each month.
During November and December, in addition to its ongoing weekly programs, the Franciscan Outreach Program provides Thanksgiving dinner for 350 families and an additional 500 dinners at Christmas along with gifts for nearly 1400 children. To help meet the needs of this program, Dr. Clark and Dr. Romzick sponsor a food and toy drive each fall to support the work of the Franciscan Outreach Program. The office serves as a collection point and accepts donations of non-perishable groceries, toys for the Christmas season and monetary contributions. The compassionate hearts and generosity of people never ceases to amaze the Doctors and their team as they transport cases of food and toys to Church of the Transfiguration where they are warmly welcomed by the dedicated volunteers.
Whether it is a few canned goods, a single toy or a couple of dollars, the program appreciates each contribution and provides the assurance that all items are distributed with dignity and care.
Mothers and Unborn Babies
Dr. Clark and Dr. Romzick have formed an alliance with this outreach program in Southfield to provide basic dental care for women who find themselves in a difficult pregnancy. Their effort is intended to reduce the risk of pre-term and low birthweight babies that can result from poor oral health. The mothers appreciate the care they receive, providing a healthy start for their newborn babies.
Dental Lifeline Network
The Michigan Dental Association, Michigan Department of Community Health and many dental laboratories have combined resources to improve the healthcare of the most medically compromised and disabled individuals in our community. Each year the Dental Lifeline Network directs two patients each to Dr. Clark and Dr. Romzick for care. The doctors, hygienists and assistants provide all necessary treatment to restore optimum oral health at no charge. The business team helps to manage the paperwork to support the patients' care in our office. It is rewarding to see these individuals regain confidence that has been absent from their lives due to compromised oral health.
Mission of Mercy
Dr. Clark and Dr. Romzick were part of the inaugural event on May 16, 2009 at U of D Mercy School of Dentistry, at the time known as MI Door. Along with about 100 other dentists, they provided emergency care intended to relieve pain or treat infection for people from the metro Detroit area who were otherwise unable to afford dental care. The program has been expanded to serve a broader geographic area. In 2014 Saginaw Valley College was the site for this program and in 2016 it was held at Macomb Community College. This two day event brings together general dentists, oral surgeons, endodontists along with other dental specialties, assistants, hygienists, dental laboratory technicians and hundreds of support personnel to provide care to those in need.