In the Community

Our practice is about more than creating beautiful smiles and healthy bites! As a local parent himself, Dr. Kaplan greatly values the importance of sponsoring local activities and organizations to help make Marin County become a stronger community. He proudly gives back to the very community that he grew up in.

Dr. Kaplan supports a variety of schools in the Dixie School District, as well as St. Isabella’s, Mark Day, and Brandeis Marin schools. Kaplan Orthodontics is also a backer of a variety of local athletic teams throughout the county, including Dixie-Terra Linda Little League, Novato Youth Soccer, and Redwood High football.

Please see below for a selection of local, national organizations & programs that he supports.

Can Do! – Dixie School District

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Business Partner for over 10 years

The mission of Can Do! is to raise funds to enrich the education of all Dixie School District students by providing them with the academic foundation to continue their education.



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HeadsUp is composed of parents, school administrators, business people, and active members of the community who have raised millions of dollars to supplement our schools’ budgets since 1982. We currently contribute to helping make vital district-wide enrichment programs available to every child in our twelve schools. HeadsUp is committed to raising the additional funds necessary to ensure the quality education that our 7,000 San Rafael students deserve.

Marin County Dental Care Foundation

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Volunteer Orthodontist

The foundation directly provides comprehensive dental treatment at private offices, the Marin County Dental Clinic, schools through the use of mobile dental units, and the operating rooms of community hospitals.

Smiles Change Lives

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Smiles Change Lives (SCL) has been providing access to orthodontic care for qualified children since 1997. Currently, more than 700 generous orthodontic providers are partnered with Smiles Change Lives: they donate their time and efforts to change the lives of motivated, deserving children in their communities.

Giant Steps


Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center is a nonprofit therapeutic equestrian program that creates a supportive and dynamic environment to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities living in the San Francisco Bay area.

The Marin Indian American Association (MIAA)

The Marin Indian American Association (MIAA) is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum to explore and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Indian American community living in and around Marin County.

Jewish Children Family Services


This organization provides social services to children, adults, families, and the elderly in the Jewish and general communities.

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