“One of my personal core values has always been to seek out opportunities to help our local community and underserved populations. It started at a young age with food drives and volunteering at local events. Now I am able to use my skill set in dentistry to help make a direct impact to those needing dental care that is otherwise unattainable. At Radiant Dentistry one of our core values is to practice extraordinary customer service and share our passion for oral health – so we are honored to help our community in any way we can.”

Dr. Michael F. Caputo sign

Operation Stand Down; No Veteran Left Behind

  • Operation Stand Down refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation’s estimated 38,000 homeless veterans “combat” life on the streets.
  • 348 veterans attended Operation Stand Down, 71 stayed overnight.
  • 102 veterans received 151 dental services (extractions, fillings, cleanings, dentures, & denture realignments) valued at $83,112.

Dominican Republic Dental Mission Trip

  • Instructed University of Florida dental students with performing dental procedures
  • Myself with other Florida dentists and UF dental students served the local and surrounding DR communities. We provided mostly extractions but we also performed fillings, root canals, 3D printed crowns, partials and dentures.
  • It was a very humbling experience as most had no AC, dirt floors, no running water and no transportation. This experience served as a reminder to me that in our profession we have the ability to change people’s lives, not only abroad but also in our local communities.

Other Community Affiliations