Gentle Breeze Dentistry’s philosophy is “community first, business second’

Published: Monday, January 28, 2013 at 04:23 PM.

The office caters to a mix of families and an upscale patient clientele, which they find rewarding and is reflective of those who live on the 30A corridor, says James, Tanya’s husband.

And more than just the patients are happy that the Orrs offer dental care on 30A. Other business owners and non-profit groups are also smiling. James and Tanya try to set an example of giving back to the community with specific goals in mind.

“Our philosophy is community first, business second,” says James. “We truly love what we do, and want to use our dental practice for more than just offering dental services.”

As they enter their sixth year of service in Santa Rosa Beach, the couple knew even before they bought their dental practice that this area could use some extra help connecting those who provide social services with people who need them most.

“My husband and I are from small towns. Everyone knows their neighbor and helps each other out. Our main goal five years ago was to make our dental practice strong so we can give back to the community. We wanted to make an immediate yet long lasting impact,” Tanya sad. “We give donations, sponsor different organizations and local schools, give a hand to charities that help children with autistic or special needs, support and try to find homes for abandoned pets, and help victims of domestic violence. We meetfamilies who have devastating life-threatening illnesses or debilitating injuries, and we offer free services because it’s the right thing to do.

“When we give back, we can lay our heads down at night knowing we exhausted all avenues of seeking out and helping someone each and every day.”

While James helps with behind-the-scenes accounting, marketing and advertising, he is right up front and center about how even a dental office can extend a helping hand.

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