Dr. Tradd Harter's practice was one of the first local businesses to host a book drive benefiting Books for Keeps. Classic City Orthodontics now holds a drive every August. It has become so much a part of their routine in the fall that they remind patients to bring books to donate when making appointment reminder phone calls. For the first time this year, Dr. Harter's practice served as a class sponsor, making it possible for us to provide 12 books and a tote bag to every student in a class during our May distributions.
This sense of involvement in the community is an important facet of the Classic City Orthodontics team. They support the Children's Book Series at the Classic Center, and are supporters of other service organizations such as The Junior League of Athens and Project Safe.
"We at Classic City Orthodontics have a heart for kids because we specialize in orthodontics for children and adolescents," Dr. Harter says. "We support charities that focus on issues that affect this age group. Books for Keeps is an important cause that works to build literacy among children, and they are making an enormous difference in our community. We plan to continue to support Books for Keeps with our annual fall book drive and also as a sponsor."
Dr. Harter's commitment is also personal – he and his wife, Betsy, and son Gavin have been to the warehouse to help sort and box books. Members of the community who dedicate their time, energy, AND money are truly special people.
Dr. Harter has more than a decade of experience treating children and adults who need everything from retainers to complex surgeries. The team at Classic City Orthodontics believes in lifelong education as much as in childhood education – and they live that mantra by keeping up to date on the latest techniques and technologies through continuing education courses, association meetings, study clubs, visits from orthodontic consultants, and computer and imaging system training.
Thank you to Classic City Orthodontics and Dr. Harter! Partners like you are what make Books for Keeps strong!
Classic City Orthodontics
Athens office: 600 Oglethorpe Avenue
New Watkinsville office: 1020 Jamestown Boulevard