IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 200 dental offices in the Smile Generation family 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 that were 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.Henry Schein is the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners. Ivoclar Vivadent is a worldwide leading manufacturer of innovative material systems for quality esthetic dentistry.
About the Smile Generation® Smile Generation is a referral service for best-in-class dentists committed to modern dentistry and patients' happiness. The Smile Generation connects patients with great dentists dedicated to delivering on the Right Fit promise: providing an exceptional patient experience and advanced clinical care. The Smile Generation family is made up of nearly 300 dental offices throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Utah. Offices in the Smile Generation family are supported by Pacific Dental Services.