Local Dentist Helps Children Attend Theatre Performance

FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 10, 2014) – Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD supported 50 children in attendance of the Lunchbox performance, Journey to Oz at the Florida Repertory Theatre in Downtown Ft. Myers on November 22, 2014. Children from Voice for Kids of Southwest Florida also received a free lunch courtesy of Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers.

Journey to Oz Cast

“As a kid, I grew up watching the Wizard of Oz and enjoyed the story. I was ecstatic to allow others to learn and cherish those memories I had,” said Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD of Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers.

Journey to Oz is a magical and interactive new play from the Author of Florida Rep’s hit, The Odyssey Adventure! Transported on the wings of a cyclone to the magical Land of Oz, Dorothy and Toto, must find the Wizard before it’s too late. This ALL- NEW adaptation puts the audience in the middle of the action as Dorothy and her friends travel down the Yellow Brick Road, battle the Wicked Witch, and find the brains, the heart, and the courage they never knew they had.

The Florida Rep is one of Lee County and Southwest Florida’s most important cultural and educational institutions, and has been named “Best Performing Arts Group” numerous times by Gulfshore Life Magazine and Florida Weekly, and its work was featured in the New York Times and covered in American Theatre Magazine. In addition to its work on stage as a regional theatre company, Florida Rep has very active and vital Education & Outreach arm that includes Children’s Touring & Lunchbox Theatre, Camp Florida Rep, an audition-only Theatre Conservatory Program, and classes for youth and adults, artist in residency programs and the ACT UP program designed for children on the Autism Spectrum. For more information on the Lunchbox performances, visit www.floridarepeducation.org.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for the last 24 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For more information, visit www.DrVerwest.com or (239) 482-2722.