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The Darwin Project is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization

Animal Dental Services Zoo New England

Project Description

While visiting my dentist’s office, Smile Boston in Brookline , MA, I noticed several photographs of Dr. Spitz working on the teeth of a tiger. He is part of a team of human dentists who volunteer their time to care for wild animals. We introduced him to the Director of Zoo New England and made a critical match for the animals at our zoo. If left unattended a damaged or infected tooth will not only be painful, but can cause a large cat or tiny primate to perish. The Darwin Project now helps to fund this effort. For further stories on how dentistry is important even in the wild, please see the following:

Potto Story from ZNE: Zoo New England

Harvard story on the Jaguar care: https://hsdm.harvard.edu/news/alumnus-treats-patients-wild-side

Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation

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Learn more about this great organization at https://www.zoonewengland.org