OUR MISSION

The mission of the Smiles for Everyone Foundation is simple: To deliver “Smiles for Everyone!” by providing free dental care to those in need, both at home and around the world. This mission grew from Smile Brands Inc.’s philosophy of delivering “Smiles for Everyone” including patients, affiliated providers and employees, as well as the community. By providing pro bono dental services to underserved communities around the world we bring this philosophy to life and give back in a way that only dentists can.


OUR STORY

2017

Present Day

The Smiles for Everyone Foundation provides free dental services for individuals in need through Community Smile Projects in the United States and International Smile Projects in Cambodia, Ghana, Laos, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Thailand.

2014

February 2014

Our Thailand International Outpost expands to provide dental services for people in need in Cambodia and Laos.

2013

July 2013

SEAL Team Four travels to Nicaragua, providing dental care for over 620 patients and establishing an International Outpost to provide dental services in areas where on average only one in 570 children have ever visited a dentist.

2012

November 2012

The Smiles for Everyone Foundation launches a third International Smile Project in Ghana where there is only one dentist for every 150,000 people .During this trip, Seal Team Three provides dental care for over 885 individuals in need.

2012

October 2012

In the United States, the Community Smile Project is launched to provide pro bono dental services to individuals in need across the nation.

2012

May 2012

Seal Team Two travels to remote areas in Thailand to establish a second International Outpost, providing dental care for 725 patients, many of whom travel miles by foot to see a dentist for the first time in their lives.


LEADERSHIP

Steve Bilt

Steve Bilt

Founder, CEO & Chairman
Bio
Steve Bilt is the Chief Executive Officer at Smile Brands Inc. (SBI) and OneSmile, LLC. He co-founded Smile Brands in 1998 and OneSmile in 2015 and in 2016 combined the two businesses. Steve was integral in SBI’s three initial platform acquisitions and led the acquisitions of Monarch Dental Corporation [NASDAQ: MDDS] in 2003 and Castle Dental Centers Inc. [NASDAQ: CASL] in 2004. In addition to these transactions, Steve oversaw the development and operationalization of 150 de novo practices at Smile Brands and each of OneSmile platform acquisitions. Steve also serves as Chairman of the Smiles for Everyone Foundation.
Dr. Robert Crim, DDS

Dr. Robert Crim, DDS

Board Member & Ghana Int. Amb.
Bio
Dr. Robert Crim earned his under-graduate degree in 1976 and his dental degree in 1980 both from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. After college he moved to Florida and has been practicing dentistry in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area for 30 years, including the past nine as a Smile Brands-affiliated dentist. Previously he owned two private dental offices.

Dr. Crim has practiced at Bright Now! Dental offices in Clearwater and Tampa, currently serves as MDD for Florida, and sees patients in both the Wesley Chapel and Bradenton, Fla., offices. Dr. Crim received a Smile Brands QUEST Award for Staff Development for Q3 2010 and earned the Dentist of the Year VIBE award for the East Area for 2011.

Dr. Crim has performed outreach dental work throughout his career, in Congo, the Cook Islands, Haiti and South Korea. Dr. Crim was a member of SEAL Team 3’s International Smile Project to Ghana in November 2012.

Dr. Edgardo Gonzalez, DDS

Dr. Edgardo Gonzalez, DDS

Board Member & Paraguay Int. Amb.
Bio
Market Dental Director, San Antonio & Houston

Dr. Edgardo “Gordy” Gonzalez, a native of Laredo, Texas, earned his under-graduate degree at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, before completing dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dental Branch. Dr. Gonzalez has been providing dental care for more than 35 years.

After graduating from dental school and working at a private practice in Houston for three years, he moved to San Antonio in 1980. The following year Dr. Gonzalez helped open the first satellite office of Press Family Dental on the city’s south side. Press Family Dental was acquired by Monarch Dental Corp. in 1997 and in turn Smile Brands Inc. acquired Monarch Dental Corp. in 2003, which is when Dr. Gonzalez began his affiliation with SBI.

Known for wearing a smile to work every day, Dr. Gonzalez especially enjoys mentoring young dentists as a Market Dental Director and contributing to the profession as a member of the Smile Brands Clinical Board of Directors. Dr. Gonzalez was honored with the 2011 President’s Award from Smile Brands’ President & CEO Steve Bilt. Dr. Gonzalez was a member of SEAL Team 1’s International Smile Project to Paraguay in December 2011.

Victoria Harvey

Victoria Harvey

Board Member
Bio
Victoria Harvey joined Smile Brands in 2014 as Associate General Counsel and was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer in April 2015. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in corporate litigation, including over a decade with the law firms of Loeb & Loeb LLP in Los Angeles and Theodora Oringher Miller & Richman in Costa Mesa, Calif. She also spent six years with Real Mex Restaurants, the largest full-service Mexican restaurant company in the U.S., where she handled all of the company’s legal functions, and in 2010 was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Victoria also serves on the Board of Directors for Association of Corporate Counsel – Southern California Chapter. In 2016, the Orange County Business Journal honored Victoria with its General Counsel of the Year – Private Company award for her significant contributions to Smile Brands and to the legal field.

Kim Marcus

Board Member & Treasurer

Crystal Strait

Executive Director
Dr. Robert Chidester, DDS

Dr. Robert Chidester, DDS

Thailand Int. Amb.
Bio
Lead Dentist, Monarch Dental, Sandy, Utah & Market Dental Director, Utah

Dr. Robert Chidester graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Ill., in 1983, then worked in a private practice in Salt Lake City for the next five years. From 1988 to 1995 he worked at Al-Hada Military Hospital in Taif, Saudi Arabia.

When Dr. Chidester returned to Utah in 1995, he became affiliated with Monarch Dental and currently serves as the Market Dental Director for Utah. Dr. Chidester was a member of SEAL Team 2′s International Smile Project to Thailand in May 2012.

Dr. Chidester’s wife, Nally, is originally from Bangkok, Thailand and is fluent in Thai; they have been married for 31 years. Nally owns and operates a very successful Thai restaurant in Sandy, Utah. Their four children all graduated from the University of Utah and all are married. Dr. Chidester and his wife have four grandchildren.

Dr. Randell W. Richardson, DDS

Dr. Randell W. Richardson, DDS

Thailand Int. Amb.
Bio
Lead Dentist, Monarch Dental, Lewisville, TX & Market Dental Director, DFW-North

Dr. Randell “Randy” Richardson, a native Texan, is passionate about learning and strives for excellence in all he does. This was evident from his early years at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1977. He then attended the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio, where he graduated 17th in a class of 163 graduates.

After returning to his roots in Dallas, he practiced family dentistry and orthodontics as an associate dentist then began his private practice in 1989. He became affiliated with Smile Brands in 2003, becoming a lead dentist in 2005 at the Monarch Dental in Lewisville, Texas. He became a Market Dental Director for Dallas-Ft. Worth in 2010, overseeing 20 offices, and enjoys the challenges and rewards of his current position. Dr. Richardson was presented with the President’s Award for 2012 by Smile Brands’ President & CEO Steve Bilt. Dr. Richardson was a member of SEAL Team 2′s International Smile Project to Thailand in May 2012.

Dr. Richardson lives in Dallas with his wife of 32 years, Sharyl; his mother, Dorothy; and his teenage daughter, Tori. He and Sharyl also have two married daughters, Amy and Kayla, and a son, Stephen. Dr. Richardson enjoys spending time with his family, serving in his church and traveling.

Dr. Karol Brown, DDS

Dr. Karol Brown, DDS

Ghana Int. Amb.
Bio
Lead Dentist, Monarch Dental, Dallas-Redbird Towers & Market Dental Director, DFW-South

Dr. Karol Brown, a native of Louisiana, earned her bachelor of science degree in chemistry, with a minor in biology, from Xavier University in New Orleans. She earned her doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Oklahoma and served as a forensic dental volunteer in 1995 after the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Brown spent a year as a general dentist resident at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., and has been affiliated with Smile Brands for 14 years. She currently is the Lead Dentist at the Monarch Dental Dallas-Redbird office and is also a Market Dental Director for DFW-South. Dr. Brown received a Smile Brands QUEST Award for Staff Development for Q2 2011 and earned the Dentist of the Year VIBE award for the Central Area for 2011.

Dr. Brown regularly participates in health fairs and college recruiting fairs. She also is a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Dr. Brown was a member of SEAL Team 3’s International Smile Project to Ghana in November 2012.

Dr. Teresa Bobadilla

Dr. Teresa Bobadilla

Nicaragua Dental Team
Bio
Dr. Teresa Bobadilla is 54 years old and of Nicaraguan nationality. She is a dentist with specialty training in Public Health, and has 30 years of professional life. Dr. Teresa is a founder of the Nicaraguan non-governmental organization Accion Medica Cristiana (AMC) and since 2010 has served as its executive director.

She shares, “I enhanced my work in clinical care by opting for a lifestyle of service to help the poorest of our country in the dimension of health and overall development. I am founder of several social and academic organizations, and an advocate for women and the poor.”

Dr. Teresa is motivated greatly by her faith commitment and is a great believer in education and for people to strengthen their capacities and be protagonists in their own future. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.

Dr. Belinda Forbes

Dr. Belinda Forbes

Nicaragua Dental Team
Bio
Dr. Belinda Forbes is from New England in the United States and earned her DMD at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Belinda shifted her career to community health when she volunteered in Nicaragua using her skills to pioneer a dental health program with a local church. A few years later she was commissioned formally as a missionary of the United Methodist Church and since the year 2000 has been assigned full-time to Accion Medica Cristiana or AMC, a Christian, ecumenical non-profit health and development agency founded and run by Nicaraguans to serve their own people in some of the most remote and impoverished parts of the country. Her work with AMC has included private dental care in a Managua clinic for 17 years and coordinating dental promoter training. Currently Dr. Forbes serves as AMC’s International Liaison for Community Health, facilitating partnerships such as the one between AMC and Smiles for Everyone Foundation. Dr. Belinda is married to Dr. Gerardo Gutierrez, a program director at AMC, and they have 2 children.
Dr. Thomas Agyarko Puku

Dr. Thomas Agyarko Puku

Ghana Dental Team
Bio
Dr. Agyarko is the regional HIV/AIDS Coordinator and venereologist for Ghana Health Services, a lecturer in Infectious Disease, and Executive Director of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation. He has worked with international agencies such as Care International and the Canadian International Development Agency.

Dr. Agyarko lives with his family in Kumasi, Ghana.

Dr. Tinuola Esther Mark

Dr. Tinuola Esther Mark

Ghana Dental Team
Bio
Dr. Mark, who has been a practicing dental surgeon for 24 years, is the principal dental surgeon at Ghana Health Service. She has training in Implantology, Orthodontics and is presently concluding a master’s-level program in Public Health, specializing in Health Education and Promotion. She has 15 years of experience in community health projects, working with international agencies such as Unilever, World Vision, and Ark Charity Foundation, and now is carrying on the work of the Smiles for Everyone Foundation (SFE Foundation).

Dr. Mark cares deeply about the less privileged and regularly organizes outreach programs for orphans and prisoners. She is married, has three sons and lives with her family in Kumasi, Ghana.

Oh Narissara

Thailand Dental Team
Judah Mooney

Judah Mooney

Paraguay Dental Team
Bio
Judah Mooney, President of Diaconia ADP, founded his nonprofit organization to help break the cycle of poverty in Paraguay for single-parent families. Diaconia ADP provides micro-loans to women who want to support themselves and their families. Prior to founding Diaconia ADP, Judah developed a network of 350 nutrition centers across Paraguay to provide regular meals for over 20,000 children from families in poverty and designed a vocational training program for their parents to learn job-related skills.

Judah has worked with projects in 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America that benefited thousands of needy children and families. As a member of the Smiles for Everyone Foundation’s International Outpost in Paraguay, Judah and Diaconia ADP provide much needed support to under-served Paraguayans without access to dental care. Judah is married to Mary and has a daughter, Emily Grace.

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