“My dentist was wonderful with such gentle hands! I loved [this event]. Thank you for caring about the community the way you do!” – patient Sherril M.

Before attending the San Antonio Day of Giving, Sherril had not been to a dentist in 22 years. On Saturday, June 9, nearly 50 volunteers gathered at the Monarch Dental® office on SW Military Drive in San Antonio to provide pro-bono dental services to low-income, underinsured individuals like Sherril. In partnership with the Smiles for Everyone Foundation, Monarch Dental was able to provide nearly $45,000 in donated dentistry.

Smiles for Everyone Foundation also partnered with non-profit organizations around the community to identify individuals in need to attend this event. These organizations include SAM Ministries, which provides support services for the homeless; YWCA, an organization that eliminates racism and empowers women; Arms of Hope, serving children and single moms; The Children’s Shelter; and Big Brothers Big Sisters. With the help of these organizations, the volunteers were able to provide care for over 70 patients during the Day of Giving.

“It was such an amazing day to be able to help so many grateful and deserving individuals,” says Marcus Ervin, Smile Brand’s PC President of San Antonio and Lead Dentist at the Monarch Dental office on Stone Oak. “It was great to see all of the teams come together from across the market and work as one cohesive team.”

Since its inception, the Smiles for Everyone Foundation has delivered smiles to over 16,000 people in need, donating over $12 million in dental services. The Day of Giving programs are a part of the Foundation’s Community Smile Project, providing basic dental services such as cleanings, fillings and extractions for low-income, underserved individuals.

Smiles for Everyone Foundation has three more Days of Giving planned for Texas in 2018. They will be in Houston, Austin, and Lewisville in the months of July and September. Please visit the Foundation’s website and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram to learn about current and future programs.