Dr. Charles T. Lambrukos Legacy Endowment
It’s not often that people walk around flashing smiles at a wake.
But when long-time Concord dentist Charles Lambrukos passed away in 2005, that’s exactly what happened.
“Many people walked over and showed us their smile and said ‘Your dad really helped me out. I didn’t have any money and he took care of me at no cost,’” said son Ted Lambrukos. “There was a lot of ‘show and tell’ of people showing off my dad’s work.”
“It made us smile,” he said.
Now, Dr. Lambrukos’ generosity and the legacy of his more than 50 years of practicing dentistry in Concord will bring smiles to generations far into the future. His son, Ted, and daughter, Genie Smith, have established the Dr. Charles T. Lambrukos Legacy Endowment through Concord Hospital Trust with funds their dad left to help the community.
The endowment will support a broad array of dental needs, including the Concord Family Health Center Dental Clinic, equipment and technology to ensure advanced dental care at the Hospital and emergency dental work for patients who need dental procedures before they can have other treatment, such as cardiac surgery or cancer care.
"Our dad grew up in Penacook, he went to Tufts University Dental School, he was in World War II and when he came back, he established his practice in Concord,” said Genie, of New Castle, a Vice President and Area Lending Manager for Bank of America in New Hampshire. “He always was a Concord guy and I think that is why this is so fitting. All that he did in the community stays here.”
Dr. Lambrukos retired in the 1990s after caring for generations of area residents. He often provided that care free of charge, volunteering at the State Prison to care for inmates and even helping the seasonal workers who arrived in Concord each fall to help pick apples at Carter Hill Orchard, where Genie worked right after college.