Providing critical dental treatment to the needy in Jackson Macon Swain & Transylvania Counties of Western North Carolina

The Tooth Fairies

The main objective of the Order of the Tooth Fairies is to increase the public's awareness of the Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic in Jackson, Macon, Swain and Transylvania Counties, and to do it in a fun-loving manner. Upon joining the Order, each fairy receives his own wings, tutu and larger-than-life toothbrush in a coordinating color. Shameless enthusiasm, a great sense of humor and an unwavering dedication to the cause are definitely required!

Today's Order of the Tooth Fairies include the following wonderful collection of big men with even bigger hearts — Bob Fitzgibbons, Shamrock; John Bills, Tinker Trout; Jeff Breckenridge, Copper; Pat Cunningham, Decay; Jason Dement, Sponge Bob; Ron Freeman, Firefly; Joe Goldberg, Buttercup; Carl Hyde, Rawhyde; David Jones, White Lightining; Ron Kandell, Patch; Ron Keller, Big Wing; Larry Kramer, Doc; Gary Leedham, Mulligan; JC Moore, Bozo; Dick Rosedale, Chopper; Dick Santee, Papa Bear; Dick Meyers, Hot Stuff; Bob Trevathan, Captain America; Duncan Wheale, Blue Suede. We love you guys!

BRFDC Patron Party

Our Tooth Fairies take a moment out of their busy schedule for a formal portait.
Top row: Firefly, Blue Suede, White Lightning, Papa Bear, Decay, Chopper, Patch, Rawhyde, Lavender, Buttercup and Cookie
Bottom row: Big Wing, Hot Stuff and Captain America

BRFDC Patron Party

Bob Trevathan (Captain America) flexing his Tooth Fairy muscle for his wife, Sandie.

BRFDC Patron Party

Bob and Cheryl Starkey with David Jones (White Lightning).

BRFDC Patron Party

Pat Cunningham (Decay), Carl Hyde (Rawhyde), Ron Kandell (Patch) and Dick Rosedale (Chopper) at a Summer 2014 fundraiser.

BRFDC Patron Party

Tooth Fairies Ron Keller (Big Wing) and Jeff Breckenridge (Cookie) join Sandra Hutchison at the Clinic's 2014 Donor Appreciation party.

BRFDC Patron Party

Dick Rosedale (Chopper) and Mrs. Sam Taylor.

The Clinic volunteers at the 2011 Christmas Parade in Cashiers, NC

The Clinic makes a big splash at the 2011 Christmas Parade in Cashiers, NC.

Our three newest Tooth Fairies at the September 2011 induction ceremony

Big Wing (Ron Keller) shares the benefits of good dental hygiene with local children at the 2011 Christmas Parade in Cashiers, NC.

Our three newest Tooth Fairies at the September 2011 induction ceremony

Big Wing (Ron Keller) and Lavender (Ed Morse) at the 2011 Christmas Parade in Cashiers, NC.

Our three newest Tooth Fairies at the September 2011 induction ceremony

Our newest Tooth Fairies at the induction ceremony (September, 2011).
From left: Baby Huey (Mike Devine), Firefly (Ron Freemen), and Hoot (Gary Leedham).

Tooth Fairies at the September 2011 induction ceremony

Happy Tooth Fairies at the latest induction ceremony (September, 2011).
From left: Baby Huey (Mike Devine), DeKay (Pat Cunningham), Choppers (Dick Rosedale), Duke (Carl Hyde), Big Wing (Ron Keller), Hoot (Gary Leedham), Patch (Ron Kandell), Firefly (Ron Freemen), and Buttercup (Joe Goldberg).

Having fun at Tooth Fairy Bingo, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Highlands

The colorful cast of characters of the 2011 Order of the Tooth Fairies.
From left: Buttercup (Joe Goldberg), Lavender (Ed Morse), Choppers (Dick Rosedale), Big Wing (Ron Keller), DeKay (Pat Cunningham), Duke (Carl Hyde), Baby Huey (Mike Devine), and Patch (Ron Kandell).

Having fun at Tooth Fairy Bingo, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Highlands

Duke, Jelly Bean, Big Wing and Choppers having fun with the kids at Tooth Fairy Bingo, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Highlands to raise money for the Children's Dental Health Project. (July, 2010)

Tooth Fairies compare fabulous footwear

Tooth Fairies show off a rainbow of fun colors in footwear.

Tooth Fairies at the latest 2010 induction ceremony

Personalities emerge at an induction ceremony for new members of the Order of the Tooth Fairies.
From left: Patch (Ron Kandell), Big Wing (Ron Keller), DeKay (Pat Cunningham), Buttercup (Joe Goldberg), Jelly Bean (former Tooth Fairy Mike Grilli), Lavender (Ed Morse), Choppers (Dick Rosedale), and Duke (Carl Hyde)

Tooth Fairies at the 2010 induction ceremony

Everyone celebrated at a 2010 induction ceremony for new members of the Order of the Tooth Fairies.
From left: Ed Morse, Carl Hyde, Pat Cunningham and Ron Keller

Carl and Ron at the 2010 induction ceremony

Ron welcomes Duke, the new Texas Cowboy Tooth Fairy to the Order.
From left: Carl Hyde and Ron Keller

Tooth Fairies at the Highlands Holiday Parade

The Tooth Fairies spread the word at the Christmas Parade in Highlands, NC.
From left: Ed Morse, Ron Keller and Phil Wrangle

Teaching Hampton School children about good dental hygiene

Lavender (Ed Morse) and Dr. Michelle McDonald teach youngsters about dental hygiene at The Hampton School.

Donation from CCSV charity golf tournament

Ron and Clinic Executive Director Karen Minton accept proceeds from the 2008 Tooth Fairy Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Country Club of Sapphire Valley Ladies' Golf Association.
From left: Ron Keller, Sue Lewis, Karen Minton and Bill Jacobs

Tooth Fairies head home

The Tooth Fairies head home at the end of a long day.