BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The owners of Pearly Whites & Childsmiles-Familysmiles respond to shortage of medical supplies in a big way by supplying local hospitals and police departments with medical supplies.
Dr. Michael & Dr. Brooke Skolnick, owners of the family dentistry and orthodontic practice in Berkeley Heights, became aware of the shortage of medical supplies through Dr. Brooke's affiliation to St. Barnabas Hospital. Supplies, such as fluid resistant jackets and pants, hospital grade wipes, level 3 masks, surgeon caps, gloves, shoe covers and three different antibiotics were gathered and organized. Under the direction of both doctors, the supplies were transported for immediate use by St. Barnabas medical professionals.
Police officers in other towns were testing positive for Covid-19 and it was determined police face large risk of catching this deadly virus. A staff member learned that New Providence police officers were in need of protective masks. The staff member reached out to Dr. Michael to explain the need, and Dr. Michael was immediately on board with protecting our first responders. Berkeley Heights Police saw the Facebook post and, through another staff member, it was arranged to donate to Berkeley Height police, as well.
Dr. Brooke, through her own concern for medical professionals, hand delivered masks to Morristown Memorial hospital. She continues her support of St. Barnabas staff by donating meals through local restaurants to feed the hospital staff.
Dr. Michael stated that he “wants to make sure our first responders and front line medical staff have the protection they need. These are very challenging times and they are very brave to continue doing their jobs with so much fear and uncertainty.”