On a mission to bring smiles to Peru

Times Union –

They examined and cleaned the teeth of 500 patients, performed 600 extractions, created dentures for 26 patients and trained all of them in dental care and hygiene.

They did all of this in four days, at no cost to the patients.

And Dr. Rolando G. Reyes, who heads the Aspen Dental office in Wilton, said he would do it all again in a heartbeat.

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Aspen Dental to offer free dental care to veterans

WJTV –

Aspen Dental said they will offer free dental care to veterans today.

We’re told they will have a 42-foot-long dental office outside the Mississippi State Capitol. Aspen Dental said their stop in Jackson is part of a 30 stop cross-country tour. They said dentists and their teams from area Aspen Dental practices will volunteer their services at the event.

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Risas Dental & Braces Celebrated Their 6th Annual Labor of Love Event

Risas Dental & Braces celebrated their 6th annual Labor of Love event on Sept. 4 2017 by offering free dental care to their communities. Each year on Labor Day, Risas Dental offers four hours of free dental to patients at all their operating locations. Patients don’t need an appointment to be seen and can choose one of the four following treatments: basic cleaning, extraction, filling, or exam & X-ray.

This year 16 of their offices across Arizona and Denver participated at the event donating $480,000 in free dental care. To date, Risas Dental has given away $3,128,974 in dentistry, offering assistance to 7,239 patients.

In addition to offering free dental on Labor Day, Risas Dental also celebrates the opening of new offices with the same format. The Grand Opening of their South Tucson office, their first office in Tucson, is set for October 7 from 8am to 12pm. The new office is located at 2901 S. 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85713.

As Risas Dental and Braces continues its expansion in Phoenix, Denver and new markets in 2018, it remains committed to making dentistry accessible and affordable for all regardless of insurance status or financial situation. Recently recognized among the Phoenix Business Journal’s ‘Best Places to Work,’ Risas believes its positive company culture translates to its satisfied patients.

To learn more, visit www.risasdental.com.

 

 

2017 Dr. LEADS Helps Dentists from Around the Country Advance Their Skills and Knowledge

Globe Newswire –

From July 26th – 28th, Heartland Dentalwelcomed 166 newly supported dentists representing 44 dental schools from around the country, to the company’s Home Office in Effingham, Illinois, for the 2017 Dr. LEADS course.

Each year, Dr. LEADS offers supported dentists three days of valuable learning experiences in a wide variety of clinical and leadership topics. This year’s lineup of speakers included Dr. Mark Hodge, a nationally recognized speaker on topics including Invisalign, patient communication and team engagement. Attendees also learned from international speaker and author on micro-endodontics and endodontic technology, Dr. George Bruder. Featured speakers also included Dr. Rick Workman, founder and executive chairman, Patrick Bauer, president and CEO, and other Heartland Dental leaders. Align Technology CEO, Joe Hogan, also attended and presented.

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Gentle Dental Partners Honored with Top Dentist Distinction by Boston Magazine

PR Newswire-

Gentle Dental Partners, a leading multi-specialty group dental practice in New England, is excited to announce that 18 affiliated dentists have been awarded the honor of Top Dentist by Boston Magazine.

“This distinction from Boston Magazine speaks to Gentle Dental’s intense focus on providing outstanding care to all patients. We’re proud of our affiliated doctors, the care they provide, and their stellar reputations in the community,” says Gentle Dental Partners CEO Geoff Ligibel.

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Aspen Dental to Offer Free Dental Work for Veterans

The Missourian –

The Washington Aspen Dental location will offering free dental work to veterans Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3155 Phoenix Center Drive.

Of the more than 21 million veterans across the U.S., fewer than 10 million are enrolled for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health benefits, which for many does not include dental care benefits, and more than 1.2 million lack health insurance altogether.

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Veterans Of All Ages Offered Free Dental Care On Day of Service

Forbes –

Nearly 450 dental offices throughout North America will honor an estimated 7,000 veterans of all ages with free dental care during the fourth annual Day of Service event on Saturday, June 24.

Hundreds of participating dentists and their teams from Aspen Dental are offering free routine cleanings and exams. But they’re also seeking to treat the most urgent needs of veterans of all ages who are suffering from dental pain. On the Day of Service, veterans will receive everything from fillings and extractions to basic denture repairs at no charge.

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Houston Dental Support Organization Provides Free Service for Low-Income Women

The Heartland Institute –

More than 80 dentists and dental team members have provided free of charge $47,000 worth of services to 50 disadvantaged women in Houston, Texas, an average of $938 per patient.

The patients were chosen by Dress for Success Houston, a nonprofit organization furnishing professional attire and career education to low-income women.

Dental teams provided “exams, x-rays, cleanings, extractions, fillings, and same-day crowns,” according to a May 2 press release from the Pacific Dental Services Foundation, the nonprofit affiliate of Pacific Dental Services (PDS). Smile Generation, a patient/dentist referral provider supported by PDS, helped supply the volunteer dentists, the release states.

PDS is a dental support organization (DSO) performing administrative tasks for dental practices whose owners outsource nonclinical functions.

DSO-affiliated practices cost 32 percent less per Medicaid patient to operate than standalone practices, yet in recent years, various state dental boards have “sought to restrict or limit a dentist’s ability to contract with a DSO for non-clinical support services,” the American Legislative Exchange Council reported in February.

Kool Smiles’ 3rd Annual “Sharing Smiles Day” Brings Dental Care to Hundreds of Children Without Insurance Coverage

PR Newswire –

More than 500 children received needed dental treatments at no cost during Sharing Smiles Day, a national day of free dental care hosted by Kool Smiles on Sunday, May 21.

“We began Sharing Smiles Day in 2015 as a way to bridge the access gap for children without dental insurance coverage,” said Dr. Dale Mayfield, Chief Dental Officer for Kool Smiles. “Kool Smiles is proud to provide dental care to families with various forms of insurance, including Medicaid, but we also recognize there are many children in our communities who do not have adequate dental insurance coverage and whose families cannot afford regular trips to the dentist. This free care day is one of the ways Kool Smiles doctors and staff work to ensure every child has access to high-quality dental care.”

This year’s Sharing Smiles Day event involved the volunteer efforts of more than 700 Kool Smiles dentists and team members who hosted free dental care days at 43 dental offices in 12 states.

See the full release here.