Friday, August 14, 2009

NFL Cardinals' Star Receiver Anquan Boldin Helps Youth Receive Urgent Dental

Anquan Boldin Foundation Dental Care Program in Partnership With Oral and Facial Surgery Center of Phoenix

PHOENIX, Aug. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Anquan Boldin, three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, and one of the most popular fan favorites of the Arizona Cardinals has teamed with the Oral and Facial Surgery Center of Phoenix to help underprivileged youth address urgent dental care needs. The Anquan Boldin Foundation Dental Care Program, launched today, will address concerns with children who are being profoundly impacted by chronic dental conditions such as jaw deformities, overbites, underbites, impacted and symptomatic wisdom teeth.

"Urgent dental care is often times put on the back burner due to families being uninsured or underprivileged," says Boldin. "There are children who suffer severe dental-related problems that affect their eating, sleeping, speech and overall health. We want to help them be kids and have a healthy smile."

During the 2008 NFL season Boldin experienced a hit to the head, causing immediate surgical care to his face and mouth. Dr. Reed Day, founder of the Oral and Facial Surgery Center, was in charge of Boldin's surgery and facial recovery. "When I met Anquan, he had suffered a severe fracture of his upper jaw causing his upper teeth and jaw to be displaced backward. We were able to correct this for him with surgery completely inside the mouth and get him back on the field in record time," says Dr. Day.

"As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, I care for patients who not only need their wisdom teeth removed, but also have a bad bite, difficulty chewing and breathing -- a problem corrected through orthognathic jaw surgery, which corrects jaw and facial deformities from abnormal skeletal growth patterns. My plan is to offer these services, as well as removal of painful wisdom teeth, to underprivileged and uninsured young people."

The Anquan Boldin Foundation Dental Care Program is now accepting online submissions from parents of children in the Phoenix area who have severe dental concerns and providing select recipients with either the surgical attention required or consultation. Parents can find the online submission by going to and clicking on the dental program flyer.

About the Anquan Boldin Foundation

The Anquan Boldin Foundation, established in 2004, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is dedicated to expanding the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged children in both Arizona and Florida. Recently the Pahokee Chamber of Commerce presented Boldin with the "Distinguished Service" award, for recognition of the generosity to hundreds of children and teens in the community that Anquan and the Foundation have given throughout the years. The Anquan Boldin Foundation has supported various after-school programs, has a scholarship program supported by the University of Phoenix, and holds the annual Q-Festival Weekend celebration free to the Palm Beach County community each April. For more information please visit

About the Oral and Facial Surgery Center of Phoenix

The Oral and Facial Surgery Center was established in 1999 by Reed H. Day, M.D.,D.M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Day, a recognized leader in oral and maxillofacial surgery, received both his medical and dental degrees at Harvard University. The Oral and Facial Surgery Center is a full service oral and maxillofacial surgery facility. Dr. Day is adamant about keeping informed of the latest medical and dental developments and technologies. For further information, please visit