At Fetner & Hartigan, we feel very blessed and have always felt compelled to “pay it forward” whenever we can. Here are a few of the ways we try to repay the community and the profession in thankfulness for what we have been given.
- Fetner & Hartigan Dental Hygiene Scholarship: Since 1990, more than $100,000 has been donated to scholarships for dental hygiene students at Florida State College Jacksonville. Money is raised from an annual “Update in Periodontics” lecture by our doctors to the community doctors and hygienists.
- University of Florida College of Dentistry: Drs. Fetner and Hartigan have served on the courtesy faculty once a month for more than 20 years.
- Wounded Warrior Project: Donations of money and dental treatment at no charge to treat wounded vets.
- Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless: Dr. Hartigan serves on the board. We donate dollars and our staff has served meals at this homeless center dedicated to getting people back on their feet. We also donate dental treatment to their clients in our office.
- Rethreaded is a local charity that gives freedom to women affected by the sex trade and gives employment for survivors of human trafficking. Since 2017, Fetner and Hartigan has been treating Rethreaded survivors as free service to restore their mouths to health.
- Florida Mission of Mercy: For years Fetner and Hartigan Dentists and staff have volunteered at the yearly Mission of Mercy Dental clinics that provide free dental care to those in need.
We contribute dental treatment or donations to:
- Give Kids a Smile: donated dental treatment every year
- Smile Train: monetary donations to cleft palate and cleft lip surgery for children
- Lake Shore Baptist Church mobile dental clinic: donated dental treatment
- Project Dentists Care: donated dental service
- City Rescue Mission
- Clara White Mission
- National Jewish Federation
- Catholic Charities
- Women’s Help Center: health care and help for women and infants
- Fleming Island and Middleburg High Schools
- San Marco Preservation Society
- Jacksonville Humane Society