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Marie just sat and stared. She didn’t even have enough left in her to cry–she had lost hope. Having just spent the last $46 she had to buy groceries for her family of five, Marie could not figure out how their other needs would be met.  All the kids needed new shoes and clothing. Her 9 year old had been complaining of a bad toothache. The food she just bought would eventually run out. But of course there was no money for shoes, clothes, a dentist, or more groceries. The ever-growing mountain of needs of her family towered in front of her.


Sadly, Marie is not alone in trying to raise her kids in oppressive poverty. According to recent statistics, almost 30% of the children in Pima County live in poverty. Even folks who have jobs struggle. Tucson workers make, on average, about 7 percent less per hour than the national rate. These kinds of sobering statistics tend to cause people to have one of two reactions. They either  throw their hands up in defeat, or they use their hands to get busy solving problems. HopeFest is made up of a lot of volunteers that definitely get busy!

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Volunteer’s at HopeFest

For 21 years, HopeFest has devoted its energy to passionately serving the hungry, needy, and under-represented members of our community. Hope Network, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with hundreds of faith-based organizations, community organizations, government entities, social service organizations, and businesses to serve the impoverished. Hope Network has an annual event called HopeFest. HopeFest is a citywide event that provides free groceries, clothing, medical, dental care, haircuts, hygiene items, and helping services to the most needy, underserved and marginalized populations. HopeFest has operated in Tucson for 21 years and last year served 20,000 needy Tucsonans at the Kino Stadium. HopeFest provides over $1.5 million dollars of goods and services on that one day. Unfortunately, more people are expected to need assistance this year.

Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. William Taylor are two Tucson dentists that participate in HopeFest each year. They have volunteered their time, skill, and resources to provide dental care for the less fortunate through HopeFest for many years now. During the actual HopeFest event, many Tucson dentists and hygienists are on hand to check, clean and fill cavities of the participants. But some dental issues that are discovered need more involved procedures that can only be addressed in a dental office. Drs. Martin and Taylor have provided free dental service for many of those patients who require an in-office procedure.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating to HopeFest, visit their website

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Dr. Martin is an alumnus of the University of Arizona and Baylor College of Dentistry. He established his practice in 1978. Dr. Martin has completed on 1,500 hours of continuing education in dentistry. Dr. Taylor studied at the University of Arizona and the University of Southern California. He is experienced in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Dr Taylor has also completed many hours of continuing education.
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Dr. Taylor, Dr. Martin, and their entire staff are the very best. The front desk staff, the dental assistants, and dental hygienists are excellent. I’ve been to many dentists over the years, and they are the most skilled and professional group of people that I have encountered. You can be confident you will be fully informed about what is recommended for a treatment plan and what it will cost. I’ve had the gamut of dental procedures — crowns, implants, root canals, and more routine care. It’s been made as pleasant and comfortable as possible by their skill, as well as their kindness and understanding. I wholeheartedly recommend Martin and Taylor Dentistry.

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I have been a patient of Dr. Taylor’s for most of my adult hood. I have had everything done from a filling to multiple dental implants. All of my procedures have been straightforward with zero complications and as little discomfort as possible. Even after my implants I had minimal pain! Before I saw Dr. Taylor I was terrified of dentists, but he put me at ease with his expertise. The hygienists are kind, thorough but gentle, and knowledgeable. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. The office itself is modern and impeccably clean. I highly recommend Martin Tayler dentistry and won’t trust my teeth to any other dentists.

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Rosemary B. 3 months ago

Welcome the newest member of our team at Martin Taylor Dentistry, Dr. Melvin Abraham!