Dr. Emmanuel Ngoh has at all times been often called a beneficiant man by these within the dental neighborhood, and Tuesday was no totally different.
Ngoh, who owns Augusta Endodontic Middle, was awarded the Synchrony Pillars Undertaking award from Synchrony, a shopper monetary companies firm. Awarded since 2016, it celebrates small enterprise leaders and well being care suppliers making a distinction in the neighborhood, and it’s given to 20 small enterprise house owners and well being care suppliers throughout the nation.
“They select 20 people everywhere in the nation which might be making a distinction in the neighborhood, and so they select us,” Ngoh mentioned. “Every little thing that we’re getting goes again to help (others).”
Ngoh obtained a $10,000 prize, which he’s sharing with 4 native dental organizations. The Dental Aiding Program at Augusta Tech and the Dental Hygiene program at Augusta College obtained $2,000, whereas Heritage Academy and the Dental Clinic at Christ Neighborhood Well being obtained $3,000 every.
“Our neighborhood can solely develop after we step as much as assist each other,” Ngoh mentioned. “Well being care and the academic system is paramount in serving to our neighborhood develop. Now we have, over time, been very instrumental in serving to our neighborhood in terms of training.”
Sharon Jones, this system director for the dental help program at Augusta Tech, mentioned it means the world for them to be one of many recipients of Ngoh’s generosity. Jones mentioned she has identified Ngoh for a very long time, so she was not shock by his generosity.
The cash will go “to offer scholarships for our college students who’re unable to pay for his or her board certification exams,” Jones mentioned. “Dr. Ngoh is so gracious. He at all times brings our college students in, helps us with scientific rotations and whatnot as a result of we will’t do it alone.”
Ron Skenes, Christ Neighborhood Well being’s director of improvement, has additionally identified Ngoh a very long time and mentioned he has at all times had a fame of being a beneficiant man who’s at all times searching for methods to assist others within the neighborhood. Skenes mentioned their dental clinic needed to reduce operations and deal with solely emergency instances for a few months due to the pandemic, however now it’s again to regular.
Sufferers with Christ Neighborhood Well being don’t have insurance coverage and pay for care based mostly on their family revenue. Skenes mentioned the funds will permit them to fill the hole between what sufferers are literally paying and what it value to offer these companies.
“There are such a lot of worthwhile nonprofit organizations within the Augusta neighborhood which might be simply as deserving as we’re,” Skenes mentioned. “For Dr. Ngoh to have chosen us for this award, it’s an actual honor. It’s such a blessing to our dental clinic, the place we’re taking good care of households that will not have insurance coverage and should not have entry to excellent care.”
Jones credited Ngoh for serving to 4 totally different organizations, as a substitute of only one. She mentioned it’s essential for the dental neighborhood to have these relationships.
“The dental neighborhood, now we have collectively as a staff. Not solely does he have relationships with these different applications, so do I, all of them interconnect and all of us want one another to push our college students ahead to learn our dental neighborhood,” she mentioned.