Smile Generation Offices Provide Care for Over 1,400 In-Need Community Members
Posted on August 16, 2012
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire—Over 200 dental offices affiliated with the Smile Generation dental referral service served their local communities on August 11, 2012, by participating in the second annual Smile Gen Serve Day. The dental offices provided pro-bono treatment to community members who would not otherwise have access to dental care, and were able to help more than 1,400 people during this community outreach event.
The dental offices teamed up with local organizations and community partners, such as youth centers, nonprofit organizations and churches, to identify individuals in need of basic dental care.
"Smile Gen Serve Day is a day for giving back to the community," said Smile Generation Founder Stephen Thorne. "Having access to dental care is critical for a patient's overall health. By opening up their practices to help those who may not otherwise have access to dental care, the dentists are confirming their commitment to their community members and their oral health."
Patients received everything from cleanings, exams, and digital X-rays to extractions and restorations. The supplies for the treatments were donated by Henry Schein® Dental and Ivoclar Vivadent.