(St. Augustine, Fla.) – Stephanie Kinsey, DDS, owner and founder of Palencia Dental in St. Augustine, Fla. along with support from sponsors, patients, friends and family raised $17,000 during the Fourth Annual “Filling the Gap” event in March at The Carriage House venue in St. Augustine.

Fundraising activities included individual ticket sales, corporate and private sponsorships along with bids at a silent auction. Donations and sponsorships were tax deductible on behalf of Filling the Gap, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres were served and live music was showcased.

This year’s party featured top sponsors Palencia Dental, Transworld Business Advisors, Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine, State Farm® insurance agent Tim Murphy, and Fotona LightWalker, a technology company specializing in dentistry and medical lasers. New sponsors included Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park, and Tim M. Shippee, Esq. with Ponte Vedra Title LLC. Additional sponsors included Sunoptic, Wells Fargo, Kettenbach, Floor Coverings International, and Dr. Ronald Dixon.

According to Dr. Kinsey, the fundraising efforts benefitted the ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Wildflower Healthcare, which provides free medical and dental care to needy individuals and families in St. Johns County. Through the annual event and numerous philanthropic activities, Dr. Kinsey contributes to many local organizations serving individuals in need. For more information, call 904.826.4343 or visit the website at www.fillingthegap.org.
Dr. Kinsey is an American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) Qualified Dentist and has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years. Her St. Augustine, northwest St. Johns County dentistry practice is dedicated to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of one’s smile combining conservative and state-of-the-art procedures along with advanced dental medicine and aesthetics.

Dr. Kinsey is a Fellow with The International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA) and serves as a member and Fellow with IAPA’s founding organization, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Dr. Kinsey graduated with honors in 1994 from the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colorado. She was accepted into a General Practice Residency in Chicago, Illinois at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center where she was invited to stay a second year and serve as chief resident.
Palencia Dental is located at 159 Palencia Village Dr. Suites 107-109 in St. Augustine, Fla. For more information, call 904.826.4343. Visit the website at www.palenciadental.com.