IRVINE, Calif., July 24, 2013 — On July 20, 2013, 350 volunteers from Smile Generation-trusted offices, Pacific Dental Services®, Redeemer Learning Center, organizers from KaBOOM!, and residents of the Denver community joined forces to build a new, safe playground at Redeemer Learning Center. The new playground will provide more than 1,000 children in the community with a safe place to play for years to come. The Smile Generation-trusted clinicians and dental care teams also set up an onsite dental clinic and, in a matter of hours, treated nearly 170 patients, providing more than $75,000 in donated dental services. Treatments included cleanings, extractions, root canals, and CEREC® CAD/CAM same-day crown restorations. The PDS® Serve Foundation mobile dental clinic was onsite to help provide quality care and serve the Denver community members in need.
Dr. Katie McCann provides dental care for a patient “The Smile Generation is committed to bringing smiles to people’s faces and we were excited to partner with KaBOOM! again to create a place for the children to play and a place for them to smile,” said We Serve Manager Kyle Guerin. “We are thrilled that we had a hand in helping to build a play area for the children and that we were able to serve the Denver area community members with the on-site dental clinic that provided free dentistry to those who don’t have access to dental care.”RELATED |Smile Generation, Pacific Dental Services dentists and team members help patients in Ethiopia The playground is the fourth built by The Smile Generation with KaBOOM!. Planning for the playground began at a Design Day event held in April, when local children and community leaders met with organizers from The Smile Generation, KaBOOM!, and Redeemer Learning Center to design their dream playground. The final playground design was based on the children’s drawings.RELATED |Ostrow School of Dentistry receives $18.4 million grant Partners Crest + Oral B, Henry Schein®, Patterson Dental and Specialized Office Systems each donated supplies for this event.About Smile Generation® Smile Generation is a referral service for excellent dentists committed to advanced dentistry and patients’ happiness. Smile Generation connects patients with great dentists dedicated to delivering on the Right Fit promise: providing an exceptional patient experience and advanced clinical care. The Smile Generation family is made up of more than 300 dental offices throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Utah. Smile Generation-trusted offices are supported by Pacific Dental Services.