Donate to Wind Youth Services
This holiday season our Weideman Family and friends will come together and support those in need. We have partnered with Wind Youth Services, providing homeless teens and young adults a stable and safe foundation for continued education, growth, and development. Sacramento County has reported there are an estimated 256 homeless teens, of which 22% are former foster youth and 49% are suffering from PTSD. Research has shown that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds often have few or no social or economic support during this crucial and turbulent phase of life. If a transitional youth becomes homeless they are less likely to pursue their education and maintain gainful employment.
Wind Youth Services will have an increased number of youth seeking emergency shelter and permanent housing placement. We will be specifically giving essential daily clothing and hygiene products, basic housing essentials, and a little something extra from Santa.
We will be happy to take any of your donations between now and December 14th. If you are interested in joining our #TeamWeidman family making a teen’s holiday a little brighter, contact us today or come by the office to make your donation.
Meet Gemma, Wind Client and Vista Del Lago Class of 2017 Graduate
“If you told me at the beginning of 9th grade–heck, even at the start of 12th, that I’d make it this far, I’d have laughed at the absurdity of your faith in me. There was always this timer in my head. “You won’t live to be 18,” it ticked. When that milestone passed, “you won’t live to graduate” was the next whisper. But here I am, diploma in hand and college classes upcoming. I don’t think I would have made it without the support of Wind Youth. Throughout most of high school, I had nowhere to call home. You probably couldn’t tell, as I was always that one kid who cheered and smiled and had a seemingly endless reserve of positive energy. But after the last bell rung, that changed; I went back to people who abused me or neglected me, try hard as I might to prove I was worth being in their family. Midway through 12th grade, I found myself not only homeless, but houseless–and it was here I was informed Wind Youth had a bed open. And for the last four months, I’ve had a home, with people who care about me and want me to succeed, who support me through my struggles and love me for who I am. As I look to the future, college and jobs and an apartment, I find myself not scoffing at such impossible dreams, but planning and looking forward to them. My name is Gemma Gabbett, and Wind Youth both saved my life and helped make it worth living.”
Below is a list of basic housing placement and move-out essentials:
- Sheet Sets – Various Sizes
- Kitchen & Bathroom Rug Sets
- Toothbrush Holder
- Shower Curtain
- Dust Pan
- Pot Set
- Serving Spoons
- Vegetable Peeler
- Knife Set (Cutlery Set)
- Toaster Oven
- Tea Kettle
- Ice Trays
- Dish Detergent
- Laundry Detergent
- Body Wash
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
- Cleaning Supplies (Bleach, Pinesol, Windex, Comet, etc)
- Kitchen Towels
- Bath Towels
- Hand Towel
- Gently Used and New Adult Size Clothing and Shoes
Email us [email protected]
Drop off your donations:
Weideman Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
7916 Pebble Beach Drive, Suite 101
Citrus Heights CA 95610
Open M-Th 8:30am – 6pm, Fridays 7:30am – 4pm
Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Weideman Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is a family owned and operated pediatric dental office serving the greater Sacramento area for over 40 years. Our compassionate and gentle dentists are board certified pediatric and orthodontic specialists who have a passion for creating a lasting family connection with individualized care. Our entire team has advanced training in infant oral health and provides individual desensitizing appointments to help children acclimate to the dental environment. We have an exclusive teen and orthodontic area that offers comprehensive support for ages teen to young adult and beyond.
Utilizing continued education and advanced technology, we have become the local authority in pediatric dentistry. We have annually been voted “Top Dentists” by our peers, “Favorite Pediatric Dental Practice” by our patients, and are fondly called the “Disneyland of Dentistry.” We have been awarded for our exceptional community involvement by Make-A-Wish, First 5 of Sacramento, Mustard Seed School, Sacramento Children’s Receiving home and more.
Meet our Pediatric Dentists Dr. Cindy Weideman & Dr. Jeff Sue
Dr. Cindy Weideman grew up in Folsom and started working in our dental practice when she was only fourteen years old. She worked during the summer months sterilizing instruments, filing charts, and filling out insurance forms. While she was still in high school, she became a Registered Dental Assistant and started assisting her dad with treating their little patients. She attended Bella Vista High School, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UC Davis, graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni Dental School in San Francisco in 1989, and completed her Residency in Pediatric Dentistry at UCLA College of Dentistry where she was chief resident. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. > Read more about Dr. Cindy Weideman
Dr. Jeff Sue (Dr. Jeff) joined our practice as a dentist in 2000. However, he was not new to our office. He started seeing Dr. Mike as a patient when he was three years old. While a student at Bella Vista High School, Dr. Jeff spent time in our practice learning all about pediatric dentistry and helping Dr. Mike with patients. He was awarded the Sunrise Dental Plaza College Scholarship upon his high school graduation. While in college, he often returned to our practice to spend time with the doctors, staff, and patients. He earned his Bachelors in Psychology degree from California State University in Sacramento, and in 2006 graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni Dental School in San Francisco 2000. He completed his Residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego where he was chief resident. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. > Read more about Dr. Jeff Sue
Both Dr. Cindy and Dr. Jeff received extensive training in child psychology, developmental disabilities and infant oral health. They are active members of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The California Society of Pediatric Dentists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Sacramento District Dental Society and the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry.
What is a Pediatric Dentist (Pedodontist)?
In the same way that pediatricians are trained to meet a child’s medical needs, our pediatric dental specialists are uniquely qualified to protect your child’s oral health, using the most advanced techniques…and all in our delightfully friendly open treatment area.
Pediatric dentists have an additional two to three years of training at university pediatric facilities in addition to four year of dental school and four years of college study. Some pediatric dentists practice general dentistry before specializing, giving them a unique perspective. They learn how to deal with the behavioral aspects of children, how to make them feel comfortable, and to make the experience pleasant. Also, they are trained and qualified to treat special needs patients. > Read more about pediatric dentists
What is an Orthodontist?
Orthodontists are fully qualified dentists who embark on a further three years of university-based study and gain extensive clinical experience in an orthodontic residency program. They are experts in correcting misalignments of the teeth and jaw. There are many debilitating problems associated with misalignment, for example, speech defects, difficulties chewing and difficulty maintaining adequate oral hygiene. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is the regulating body for this branch of dentistry. Selecting an orthodontist who is a member of this organization adds the assurance that treatment is being administered by an individual with specialty education in oral biology and biomechanics. The AAO recommends that children should first be examined by the orthodontist around the age of seven, to ensure that jaw and tooth irregularities are not beginning to form.
Infant Oral Health
Now known as Early Childhood Caries (ECC), infant tooth decay results when babies fall asleep with breast milk or milk, formula and juice from a bottle on their teeth. Babies are not able to clear the pooling liquid from their mouths. Because the sugar in formula, milk or juice stays in contact with the teeth for a long time during the night or at naptime, the teeth can decay quickly. > Read more about infant oral health.
Dentistry for Children with Special Needs
Dr. Cindy Weideman received the You Light the Way Award from the San Juan Unified School District in appreciation for outstanding contributions to the students in special education. The California Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped has recognized Dr. Weideman’s volunteer dental services for disabled patients. Renee DuPriest, RDH, has been treating our special needs patients for over fifteen years. In recognition of her outstanding work, she received the Medical Service Award from the Sacramento Association of the Retarded. > Read more about dentistry for special needs patients
Finding our Sacramento/Citrus Heights Office
We are located close to Sunrise Mall, off of Sunrise Blvd. Our address is 7916 Pebble Beach Drive, Ste 101, Citrus Heights, CA 95610. Call for appointments today at Citrus Heights Office Phone Number 916-962-0577. > Directions and map