Eagan Orthodontics, Michigan’s first African-American orthodontic business, celebrated its 55th anniversary with Summerfest Patient and Community Appreciation Day on Aug. 28, at God’s Graceland Park.
At the event, Dr. J. Victor and Catherine Eagan announced plans to donate 55 sets of braces to children in low-income families, 55 $1000 scholarships, and $55,000 to local and national charities. The first ten local charities were announced at Summerfest.
In 1955, Dr. John P. Eagan, Michigan’s first African American orthodontist and the third in the world, founded Eagan Orthodontics. Since then, Eagan Orthodontics has focused on creating beautiful smiles with braces as well as community philanthropy that addresses critical social needs. The practice will intensify and multiply its effort during its anniversary year.
Eagan, the son of Dr. John P. Eagan, is the second generation orthodontist continuing the legacy of providing the excellent orthodontic services that his father and mother, Louise Eagan, started.
Eagan Orthodontics is one of the nation’s most successful orthodontic practices. In 2009 and 2010, Hour magazine gave Dr. Eagan its “Top Dentist” honor. Many patients with the “Eagan smile” are high-profile local and national celebrities, others are second and third generation patients. For all this, Dr. Eagan wanted to find a way to say, “Thank you, Metro Detroit.”
“Our focus is set on how to show we appreciate those who have supported our family’s business over the years,” he said. “We have always given back to the community and we want to continue that legacy, especially during these tough economic times.”
The celebration featured live music, food, exciting hourly prizes and giveaways, and family activities and games.
For more information, visit www.EaganOrthodontics.com.
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