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Another Busy Tax Season!

Through the April 15th filing deadline, we prepared 2,630 tax returns, setting a new record. We identified  $ 3,833,023 in refunds, saved clients $ 717,990 in preparation fees, and, most importantly, kept them out of the “instant refund” trap – “refunds” that are actually very high interest short-term loans.

We are proud to partner with Foundation Communities and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to provide this service. We ranked second in volume among the seven participating agencies, preparing 22.8% of all the returns processed.

As always, we owe a debt of gratitude to all the volunteers who made this accomplishment possible. Thank you!

New Partnership Quadruples Number of Dental Patients Served

We are thrilled to be partnering with Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry to serve even more patients in our four state-of-the-art treatment rooms. The volunteer dental professionals who were the backbone of our dental clinic efforts for over 10 years are still on the job and their volunteerism is greatly appreciated. However, the new partnership greatly adds to our capacity.

Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry is providing three dental students, a faculty supervisor, two dental assistants and a dental assistant/dental office manager who are at NDSM five hours each weekday. They are able to treat up to 30 patients per day. They are joined by four dental hygiene students from Concorde Career College.

The Hamon Charitable Foundation played a big role in making this happen, when it funded the renovation and updating of our Dental Clinic in 2012 and 2013. The improvements made NDSM an attractive partner for Baylor’s College of Dentistry’s community-based clinical training program.

We initiated adult emergency dental care in 2003, offering extractions only. We are now offering extractions, fillings, root canals, cleaning and prostheses as replacement front teeth. In the near future we anticipate treating children as well.

We are grateful to all those who have contributed to this effort and heartened that we are able to bring these services to our community.