Dr. Daniel Tanita has done volunteer dental work for the children at Peres Elementary School in Richmond since the late 1990s, devoting his time, expertise and irresistible chair-side manner to help improve the dental health of thousands of kids who live in Richmond's Iron Triangle community.
Hometown Heroes, a partnership between Bay Area News Group-East Bay and Comcast, celebrates people in the Bay Area who make a difference in their communities. In addition to highlighting remarkable individuals, the Hometown Heroes feature aims to encourage volunteerism, raise visibility of nonprofits and key causes in the area and create a spirit of giving.
Read about a new Hometown Hero every other Tuesday and watch the program on Comcast On Demand at Channel One-Get Local-Hometown Heroes.
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