Ferber Dental Group Caring for Ukraine

Dr. Sharon Ferber and the Ferber Boys Assist Ukrainian Refugees in Moldova

Dr. Sharon is the daughter of a refugee from Eastern Europe who was born in a displaced persons camp in Germany after WW2. This is one of the many reasons why she wanted to do something hands-on to help with the Ukrainian crisis. She went to Eastern Europe for two weeks in July 2022 with three of her four sons. They participated in a medical mission with CERT International. After three flights and a 10-hour drive across the Romanian/Moldovan Border, the team finally arrived in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova.

Chisinau was where the first day of clinics was held. Many churches in Moldova were hosting refugees. The churches were converted to dormitories. It was very hard to see mothers and children with everything they had lying among church benches waiting for documents for a more permanent place to stay. What stood out was that there were no adult males. They were not allowed to leave Ukraine and stayed to fight. Many of the refugees were already refugees in Ukraine. They mostly came from Azerbaijan and Armenia.

They traveled to different villages daily, sometimes several hours away. The clinics were held in churches. One church had no space for the clinic indoors, so patients were seen outside. Another church had no running water. Patients lined up and waited for dental and medical exams. They were fitted for reading glasses and provided medication, as well as hygiene products that they could not get otherwise. Dr. Sharon was one of two dentists on her team. Her boys, Aaron (16), Ben (14), and Evan (12), learned to take vital signs and how to fit patients for reading glasses. They also assisted in the dental area and the pharmacy.

After two weeks in Romania/Moldova/Ukraine, the CERT International teams saw several hundred medical and dental patients. They extracted hundreds of teeth, fitted over 300 patients for reading glasses, and gave out over 1000 prescriptions.

“I’m very glad I discovered Dr. Ferber. I came to him because I had a multitude of dental problems. The teeth were just a disaster, and I was totally embarrassed to smile. I kept replacing teeth and going in for crowns and root canals. Finally, I decided I wanted to go for a full-mouth implant.  I wish I had done this many years ago. The results are just exemplary. If you’re suffering like I was for many, many years, do not hesitate.”

- Ray

“People ask me all the time where I got my new smile done and I tell them Dr. Ferber. Before I got the work done, I didn’t feel very confident. I didn’t want anyone to see me smile. And now, I love to smile, and I get so many compliments on my smile. It was an easy, painless experience. The staff was great, and the price was right.”


“Dr. Ferber really knows his stuff. Since I had my teeth really done over, I have my smile back. And I have my giggle back! I would say that anybody questioning what they should do, they should come here. The whole team treats you like you’re family. They’re warm and they care.”

- Bonnie

“Your staff is very professional and friendly, as always. Who looks forward to going to the dentist?!?! Not many. But your office makes it seem less of a disagreeable task. Don’t misunderstand, I still don’t like going. But if I have to, I’m glad I go to your practice!”

- Randy O