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SMILES DENTAL HONORS VETERANS DURING NOVEMBER WITH DISCOUNTS, GIFTS, AND SMILES

SMILES DENTAL IS HONORING OUR VETERANS WITH THE GIFT OF GOOD HEALTH. ALL VETERANS WITH VALID MILITARY ID RECEIVE 15% OFF THEIR TREATMENT DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. THE DENTAL PRACTICE INVITES COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO NOMINATE A VETERAN TO RECEIVE UP TO $5000 TOWARD THEIR DENTAL TREATMENT PLAN.

October 30, 2014-Smiles Dental announced today that beginning November 1 through November 30, all its offices will be honoring and thanking veterans for their service to our country. Each office location will offer a 15% discount to all active and in-active service men and women with a valid military ID. This discount will apply to any treatment or service offered within the practice, when the office is not directly billing insurance.

According to the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, as of September 30, 2013 there were nearly 1 million veterans combined throughout Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Of these 1 million veterans, approximately 232,000 (about 23%) unique patients received healthcare at a VA health care facility in this region. The Center for Disease Control shows the number of American adults in 2012, ages 18-64, with a dental visit in the past year was approximately 61%. The same study by the CDC shows around 20% of American adults have no usual source of healthcare and that 11.5% did not receive needed dental care due to cost. Smiles Dental seeks to improve these percentages.

“There is a need for veterans to receive quality care, especially when it comes to their oral health. We realized this wasn’t something that could be done in just one day [Veterans Day]; so we set the program for the entire month of November,” explains Dr. Jeromy Dixson, CEO and President of Smiles Dental.

Each Smiles Dental office also invites all community members to nominate a veteran and will choose one winner to receive the up to $5,000 gift towards their treatment plan. That is $80,000 total in donated dental services across the 16 Smiles Dental locations. Nomination forms, rules, and guidelines
are outlined on each office location website. Forms are also available in each office. The deadline to complete and return each nomination is Wednesday, November 26 at 5:00pm and the winning nominee in each office will be randomly selected on December 1, 2014.

Dr. Dixson describes why the company is giving this gift, “This honorarium is really a way for us [Smiles Dental] to recognize and thank the members of our community who have served this country. We are happy and proud to give this gift to someone deserving of good health and a great smile.”

Smiles Dental is a privately held, locally focused, multi-location group practice in the Pacific Northwest. Based in Longview, Washington, Smiles was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in 2013 and 2014. Smiles has offices in Alaska, Oregon and Washington and continues to expand. The company’s unique culture fosters top quality dentistry and a highly personalized patient experience that has resulted in Smiles being recognized as ‘Best Dentist’ in local polls for several years in multiple locations. The Smiles mission is Ultimate Service, Superior Performance and Positive Impact ‘ this mission permeates throughout the organization and results in patient experience excellence. For more information visit http://www.welovesmiles.com

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