Community Involvement

One of our core values at VanderWall Orthodontics is to support and strengthen local schools to drive the success of students in the community. VanderWall Orthodontics partners with local schools through volunteer work, donations, PTA support and educational presentations. These schools include:

  • Leesville Road Elementary
  • Lead Mine Elementary
  • York Elementary
  • Lynn Road Elementary
  • Jeffries Grove Elementary
  • Carpenter Elementary
  • Durant Road Elementary
  • North Ridge Elementary
  • Pearsontown Elementary
  • Sycamore Creek Elementary
  • Pleasant Union Elementary

In addition to partnering with local schools, the VanderWall Orthodontics team is proud to be involved with the following charities and organizations.

Career Day at Baileywick Elementary

Dr. VanderWall spent time with the kindergarten classes talking about the exciting world of orthodontics and taking care of your teeth!
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Dr. VanderWall also got to meet with all the smart and motivated second through fifth graders and he believes there are a few future orthodontist in the group!
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Raleigh Healthy Kids Running Series

VanderWall Orthodontics was a sponsor for the Healthy Kids Running Series in Raleigh that took place on Sunday April 12, 2015. It was a great turnout and even Dr. VanderWall’s kids were excited to take place in the event! The series starts in April and consists of 5 weekly races promoting a healthy and active lifestyle to kids from pre-K to 8th grade. For more information you can check out the Healthy Kids Running Series site by clicking here.


Run for the Roses 5k

VanderWall Orthodontics is pleased to be a sponsor for the 35th Annual Run for the Roses 5K on Sunday February 8, 2015!

The Run for the Roses is one of the oldest 5K’s in the Triangle and is a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family where money is raised to benefit Canines for Service, an organization which trains service dogs for people with limited mobility and Team Red, White and Blue NC, an organization with the mission to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community though physical and social activity.

For more information and registration for the race you can visit the site.
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Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Food Drive

During the holiday season is a great time to reflect on how blessed we all are and it’s a great time to share with those who need help. VanderWall Orthodontics is helping the Food Bank of CENC to make a difference in the fight against hunger in North Carolina!
We will be collecting non-perishable items till the end of the year. For more information you can visit the Food Bank website at

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Operation Gratitude Candy Buy Back

Operation Gratitude Candy Buy Back was a huge success! Thank you to everyone for your support! Together we collected 438 lbs and have shipped it off to Operation Gratitude!
We would like to thank Central Park School and Lacy Elementary School for the candy donations.
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Saving Grace Walk Against Animal Abuse

Dr. VanderWall and his daughter walked their dog in the Saving Grace Walk Against Animal Abuse. It was a great event for a great cause co-organized by a patient of VanderWall Orthodontics. We hope all the Saving Grace NC dogs found good homes!
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