CAPTION: (Courtesy Ebony.com) This Ebony magazine photo offers a glimpse at NYC dentist and philanthropist Dr. Lee Gause with a Takashi Murakami print. For a limited time, you can own a piece of work from this masterful artist and support Dr. Gause’s charitable dental efforts at the same time.
A SoHo soiree hosted July 9 paired an internationally renowned talent Takashi Murakami in a posh gallery setting with enthusiasts of fine art. What made it unique? Its host and approach.
Dr. Lee Gause, recently profiled in Ebony magazine @EbonyMag on Twitter, provides complimentary dental services to uninsured people through the charity he founded — New York City’s Smile Design Gallery. For the past year, the organization’s art shows/auctions have enlisted celebrities and artists (Swizz Beatz, Fab Five Freddy, A$AP TyY, Angelo Romano and Chi Modu) to showcase at various locations around Manhattan with proceeds benefitting his mission: 100 percent of the value of art sold is matched in free dental care for uninsured people.
Dr. Gause told Ebony’s @PrincessGabbara: “Rather than offer the most cost-effective treatment to a large amount of people, SDG does the exact opposite by offering the highest level of care to a select group of people who truly need it, including porcelain veneers, dental implants and sedation dentistry. In fact, one gentleman, who fell down a flight of stairs and lost all of his front teeth as a result, received $25,000 worth of dental work thanks to SDG.”
Planning a trip to NYC? Schedule it around the next show. Find out how to support the cause at:
Read the full profile on Dr. Gause at: http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/celeb-dentist-uses-art-to-provide-dental-work-421#axzz37qbfzdRs
For more information about Smile Design Gallery, visit the official website.