Smiles for Everyone Foundation
The Smiles for Everyone Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation that began in 2004 with a vision to improve the lives of people in the communities served by affiliated offices, as well as to aid victims of natural disasters.
Through the generosity of employees, affiliated dental professionals, and company matching funds, the Smiles for Everyone Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid the victims of the Haiti Earthquake, Asian tsunami disaster and Hurricane Katrina. Most recently the foundation supported sending a team of doctors to provide free dental care in Paraguay.
But the financial support reaches beyond such large scale and notable causes; it also touches individuals in the local communities. In 2005, the American Red Cross recognized the Smiles for Everyone Foundation for its far-reaching humanitarian efforts, bestowing upon the Foundation the prestigious Circle of Humanitarians Award.
Corporate Outreach: Mission Trip to Paraguay
A team of dentists from Monarch Dental parent company, Smile Brands Inc. traveled to Asunción, Paraguay in December 2011, bringing dental care and critical supplies to children in orphanages and nutrition centers.
A team of executives and dentists, led by Smile Brands President and CEO Steve Bilt, spent over a week in the country performing extractions, restorations and offering basic dental hygiene to over 300 Paraguayan children. You can view the experience of the group, nicknamed SEAL Team One (Service Expedition Accelerating Leaders), in the video below.
Smile Brands Inc. and the Smiles for Everyone Foundation are planning two additional mission trips in 2012, to be announced in the coming months.