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Happy Holidays

Finally, it’s here! The end of 2020, a year that brought more challenges than anyone expected. Here at VINA, we had to transition our Tailgate and Spring Gala to online auctions while we canceled the Golf Outing altogether. The clinic was shut down for five months as our patient list grew. More Livingston County residents

COVID-19 Procedures

Some important COVID changes in the clinic include: Air purifiers in the clinic and waiting room (pictured below); Masks required at all times for all patients, staff and volunteers (except for when you’re in the chair); Daily temperature checks & screening questions for all patients, volunteers and staff; Patients wait in their vehicle until their

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from VINA! With Thanksgiving looking quite different this year, it’s more important than ever to show the appreciation and gratitude we have for all those who have and continue to advocate for VINA. We are thankful for our wonderful patients, dedicated volunteers, loyal donors, devoted staff, generous community, and for the health of

Welcome to VINA’s Blog

In this blog, we are going to talk about a variety of topics. From the behind the scenes of VINA to the important things you need to know about your oral health, we’re ready to share it all! The purpose of this blog is to build connections and spread information among the Livingston County community.

Wrapping Up VINA’s Virtual Tailgate

VINA’s annual Tailgate took place entirely online over the course of three weeks leading up to the Michigan vs. Michigan State game. The online event featured an expansive silent auction along with mini-contests and updates on social media. The Tailgate had 100 bidders and more than 50 sponsors who participated in raising money for VINA

VINA’s Tailgate Final Week

VINA’s first ever Virtual Tailgate wraps up this week as the rivalry intensifies. The Tailgate typically falls on the Thursday before the Michigan vs. Michigan State football game. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tailgate went virtual this year over a three-week long period, ending the Friday before the big game. The Tailgate this year

University of Michigan’s Victors for Veterans at VINA

The University of Michigan’s Community-Based Collaborative Care and Education Program provides dental services to underserved patients in need by partnering with Health Centers and Community Clinics like VINA. The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is partnering with VINA to establish its second Victors for Veterans clinic in the state under the direction Dr. Howard

VINA 2020 Virtual Tailgate

VINA’s Annual Tailgate fundraiser competition between Michigan State and Michigan fans will be a virtual event this year. The online event still includes many fan favorites through a three-week period of online bidding, live videos, Dollar-for-Dollar gift cards and friendly competition between Michigan and Michigan State fans. With the tailgate’s unique format this year, there