Clermont, FL April 9, 2012 - Clermont’s very own Dr. Jose Peralta of Towncare Dental of Clermont, was sworn in as Captain into the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Support Unit on Friday, April 6, 2012. His family, local community, as well as co-workers and friends at Towncare Dental Partnership, Inc., have celebrated and acknowledged this title as a remarkable personal achievement and sacrifice.
It is only natural to wonder what inspired Dr. Peralta to make this life-changing decision now, at age 46. Dr. Peralta has had great successes in his career, a happy marriage, and two wonderful children who are pursuing college educations. Dr. Peralta’s daughter is studying international business and his son starts premed in August. Dr. Peralta explains that joining the Army has been a recurring thought; however, throughout his life he never found the right moment to enlist in the Dental Unit of the Army Reserves. Once he reached a level of satisfaction with the state of his personal life and career, Peralta was motivated more than ever to serve his beloved country and give back. “I really wanted to serve my country and help the brave men and women who risk their lives every day,” claims Dr. Peralta.
Dr. Peralta simultaneously put himself through rigorous physical training and endured the lengthy application process. His participation in local Clermont triathlons, duathalons, CrossFit training and a healthy diet have helped him grow stronger, healthier and that much closer to his ambitious fitness goals.
Having been sworn in, the next step for Dr. Peralta is beginning a 3 year commitment to the Reserves, serving at the Winter Park Army base one weekend per month and two weeks during the summer, with a finale of a 3 month deployment in neighboring states or abroad. If his duty calls for International deployment later on, he may serve up to 4 months overseas. Either way, Dr. Peralta is eager to start this new chapter in his life and looks forward to the new challenges and rewards. He is thankful for the chance to give back and serve the brave men and women who serve our country.
Towncare Dental Partnership, Inc. is one of the area’s leading dental providers for more than 30 years. Towncare Dental helps patients of all ages improve their appearance, self-confidence and overall health using the latest advancements in dentistry to care for teeth and gums. The doctors and hygienists in the Towncare family are knowledgeable experts on oral health. Within the network of neighborhood practices, Towncare Dental’s friendly and professional staff strive to make each patient feel welcome and comfortable. Towncare Dental Partnership, Inc. is not only committed to supporting our military and the staff who serve, but is also actively involved in the communities surrounding our practices.
For further information, contact Kimberly Benton at (305) 274-2499 ext. 2036