Monarch Dental ensures a happy ending while delivering Smiles for Everyone in Burleson, Texas!
Thirty volunteers gathered together on Saturday morning eager to give back to their surrounding communities. During the planning of this free dental clinic, returning Team members from last year’s Burleson Day of Giving expressed their hope to experience deeper connections with all of their patients at this year’s Day of Giving. Keeping this as their goal gave the Team the opportunity to be positive characters in their patient’s stories.
Ten days before his appointment at the 2019 Burleson Day of Giving, patient Aaron M. was in tears. He had just been handed a quote for extractions and full-mouth dentures that he could not afford. That’s when Monarch Dental Burleson’s Office Manager, Christy Branch, luckily overheard his dilemma. She referred him to the Burleson Day of Giving, where volunteers happily extracted his teeth for free. He was also given a one year subscription to the OneSmile Dental Plan, which will help significantly reduce the cost for his dentures. Aaron was so elated that he could not stop smiling and hugging Christy. “Thank you so very, very much,” exclaims Aaron. “It would have taken me at least a year to be able to get it done.” This was just one of the many happy endings that the Burleson Team created. For patient Helen M., the positive twist began when she was able to schedule a dentist’s appointment for the first time since 1995. Helen says, “You made a wonderful difference in my life from the minute I came through the door.”
Patients like Aaron and Helen were informed about the event through the Smiles for Everyone Foundation’s partnerships with local nonprofit organizations, such as Presbyterian Night Shelter, Community Food Bank, and Hope Farm, a program for at-risk youth. Services included checkups, cleanings, oral cancer screenings, fluoride treatments, fillings, extractions, and more.
The Smiles for Everyone Foundation would like to give a warm thank you to the entire volunteer Team, who donated nearly $90,000 of dentistry and changed the lives of 70 other patients just like Aaron and Helen.
This Day of Giving was funded by the Oral Health Foundation – Pierre Fauchard Academy. With their financial support, we are able to host more Days of Giving this year than last year!
To learn more about our Days of Giving, click here.