We are headed to Ecuador!

Some of the Springs Dentistry staff is taking a trip with Adopt-a-Village International, March 18-29, 2020. Dentists, hygienists, and assistants are going to a village to provide dental care and we are raising funds to help us get there! Any donation helps and will be applied towards dental supplies, equipment and provider transportation. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Hear from our volunteers!

Pat Sercel, Dental Assistant
Cindy Brandich
Jon Sercel

"Jon Sercel is a family member (spouse) of a Springs’ Dentistry employee. Jon and Pat have been married for 40 years and have 2 grown children. Following graduation from the USAF Academy, in Colorado, Jon spent a career in the AF, and later worked both as a defense contractor and as a civil servant, supporting Air Force activities here in the Colorado Springs area. He has volunteered with Pat, in Colorado’s Dental Mission of Mercy events by assisting in the sterilization department doing instrument cleaning and preparation. During Jon’s career in the USAF, he was stationed in many locales around the globe, supporting many US peacekeeping efforts in various parts of the world. He was deployed in regions including the Far East (Japan, Korea), and to many countries in the Middle East and South West Asia Areas. He also lived and worked in Europe, where he supported US efforts in both east and west Europe, the Adriatic and peacekeeping efforts in other areas such as the Caribbean, Panama, and the Balkan Peninsula. He is familiar with operating in foreign locales, and is comfortable in such foreign situations. After retiring from the Government, Jon obtained a CNA certification to be able to support his wife in similar outreach efforts and will use that knowledge to assist the team in this dental outreach. He has previously supported Springs Dental as a sterilization tech, as it has contributed in-state, to Colorado’s Dental Mission Of Mercy outreach efforts. Jon is excited to support this opportunity, and to see another part of this world we live in? That is just icing on the cake!"

Kristina Serce

"My name is Kristina Sercel. I am the lucky wife of an amazing Dentist, Tyler Goodridge, and the proud daughter of an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Pat Sercel. I also work in the healthcare field and love my career as a Physical Therapist. I am currently working in a rural area of North Carolina and get to see a variety of patients. I understand the value of having exceptional healthcare available to me and recognize the need around the world. Fortunately, I have been able to share some of my healthcare experience as a physical therapist on a month long clinical trip to Ethiopia in 2014. During which time I worked in multiple clinics throughout Addis Ababa providing orthopedic, pediatric, neurologic, wound care, and burn care. I have also been given the opportunity to work along side my husband at the Mission of Mercy clinics in North Carolina working as his dental assistant, taking blood pressure, and helping with sterilization. Ecuador will be a wonderful new adventure. I am excited to be afforded the opportunity to explore a new culture and to help in anyway that is needed for the trip."
Dr. Tyler Goodridge