Over 35 volunteers from 15 area Newport Dental and Bright Now! Dental Locations gathered at the Orange, CA office on Sunday October 22nd to participate in a Day of Giving, in collaboration with the Smiles for Everyone Foundation.
Fifty low-income individuals from the local community received free dental services throughout the day, including checkups, cleanings, oral cancer screenings, fluoride treatments, fillings, and extractions.
“Today we were able to use our skills to give back to our community in a way that only dentists can,” explained Dr. Shorouq Sahawneh, Director of Clinical Care for Bright Now! Dental. “I have never been prouder to work with this incredible team and to be part of a company where we live our vision every day.”
As the day progressed, stories emerged from the many individuals receiving care. From the 75 year old woman receiving the first dental care of her life to the homeless man who took three buses to make it to his appointment, participants were very grateful for the care they received.
“I thought an event like this was too good to be true,” said patient Jose Alvarez who received dental care for himself and his family.
The Smiles for Everyone Foundation partners with dentists and community organizations across the nation to deliver dental care to people in need. Their next Day of Giving event will be held at the Bright Now! Dental location in Temecula, California in January 2018.