Castle Dental® Provides Free Dental Care near Houston, Texas
HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 3, 2018
HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Thank you so much for doing what you do. Sometimes life just happens and you no longer have the things you were used to," says patient Ana T.
This past Saturday, volunteers from various Castle Dental® offices in the Houston and Pasadena area gathered at the Castle Dental office on Fairmont Parkway for a Day of Giving. Dental services provided included x-rays and exams, fillings, extractions, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants.
In the morning, volunteers saw patients from Today's Harbor for Children, a children's shelter that has been serving the Houston community for over 70 years and houses up to 64 children in its eight cottages. To make the dental experience a bit more fun for the children, the Smiles for Everyone Foundation and its volunteers set up a bounce-house in the back parking lot of the dental office and provided cowboy-themed toys and decorations.
The Smiles for Everyone Foundation also partnered with other local nonprofit organizations to refer individuals in need to the dental clinic in the afternoon. These organizations include Project Joy and Hope, a support services organization for families with children with illnesses; Sarah's House, a homeless shelter for women and children; and North Pasadena Community Center, among others. Overall, the volunteers were able to provide care for over 60 patients, and delivered nearly $35,000 in donated dentistry.
Since 2011, Smiles for Everyone Foundation has provided dental care to over 16,000 individuals in need around the world, totaling over $12.5 million in donated dentistry. The next Day of Giving will be held at Bright Now!® Dental in Modesto, Calif., on August 12, 2018. Please visit the Foundation's website for more upcoming events and programs.
About Castle Dental®
Castle Dental provides general dentistry, children's dentistry and, in select locations, specialty care services such as orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontics and endodontics at 59 offices throughout Texas and Tennessee. Castle Dental is operated by dental groups that have affiliated with Smile Brands Inc., one of the largest providers of support services to dental groups in the United States. Smile Brands Inc. provides comprehensive business support services through exclusive long-term agreements with affiliate dental groups, so dentists can spend more time caring for their patients and less time on the administrative, marketing, and financial aspects of operating a dental practice. Smile Brands is a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors ("Gryphon"), a leading middle-market private equity firm based in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit http://www.castledental.com.
About the Smiles For Everyone Foundation
The Smiles for Everyone Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of delivering smiles for everyone by providing free dental care for those in need, both at home in the U.S. and around the world. Since 2011, the Smiles for Everyone Foundation has delivered over 16,000 smiles and $12.5 million in donated dentistry. The foundation currently supports programs which provide free dental care to those in need in Cambodia, Ghana, Laos, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Thailand and the United States. For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.smilesforeveryone.org.
Smiles for Everyone Foundation
SOURCE Castle Dental