GIFT OF SMILES: SMILES DENTAL GIVES OVER $150,000 IN FREE DENTAL CARE TO 13 NORTHWEST COMMUNITIES
DENTISTS, HYGIENISTS AND OFFICE TEAMS VOLUNTEERED TO PROVIDE FREE HIGH-QUALITY DENTAL CARE TO RESIDENTS IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON COMMUNITIES WHO WOULD OTHERWISE NOT RECEIVE SUCH CARE.
- Gift of Smiles is a free dental day held this year on February 20th at our Northwest dental offices.
- In total, Smiles Dental gave $150,505 total in free dental care and took care of 350 patients in just one day.
- Since the inception of Gift of Smiles, Smiles Dental has donated nearly $585,000 in free dental services to the communities we serve throughout Oregon and Washington.
February 25, 2015 – Smiles Dental played host to a Free Dental Day at each of their locations during their annual Gift of Smiles effort on February 20th. Residents of the communities being served were able to schedule a one hour appointment for either a cleaning or restorative dental work. The company created Gift of Smiles for the sole purpose of improving the lives and oral health within the communities served.
Jenny, one of the recipients of Gift of Smiles through a loved one, commented on her experience:
‘I just want to send a giant thank you to all of you for hosting your free dental clinic. To take time out of your life and to share your amazing craft to help others is so truly wonderful! I called on behalf of a loved one who doesn’t have the privilege of dental insurance. He left your office smiling with pride and so very grateful for the confidence you helped restore in him. We are both so appreciative of all you to do this for the community and applaud you deeply.’ -Jenny
The difference Gift of Smiles makes within the community is felt by all members, even those who did not receive a gift directly:
‘So amazing! I work with low income populations and companies like Smiles make a huge difference in the community! Thank you for your support.” -Amanda
“I am blessed to have the opportunity to be seen for dental care. Thank you for your time and service.” -Melissa
‘We are happy to be able to provide this charitable service to community members who do not have regular access to high quality dental care,’ says Dr. Dixson, President and CEO of Smiles Dental. ‘The fact that this year we were able to more than double the number of patients who received care is outstanding. Gift of Smiles is truly the best gift we can give the communities we serve.’
Last year our Smiles Dental locations combined, donated nearly $84,000 in free dental services.
For more details about Gift of Smiles, please visit our websites.
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 500/5000 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. 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://welovesmiles.com.