Pacific Dental gives back

Aug. 17, 2011
Company's affiliated offices provide free dental work to in-need community members.

IRVINE, California--More than 90 Pacific Dental Services affiliated offices with 1,200 volunteers, including more than 125 Pacific Dental Services affiliated dentists, served their communities Aug. 13, 2011, by participating in the Inaugural Smile Generation Serve Day.

The dental offices provided pro-bono treatment to those in need and were able to help more than 750 people during the community outreach event. In tota,l they provided more than $850,000 in free dentistry.

Pacific Dental Services affiliated offices teamed up with local organizations such as churches, nonprofits, women shelters, and youth centers to assist in making this day a huge success. The community partners assisted in identifying individuals that were in need of basic dental care. They also reached out to existing patients that may have lost their job and had treatment that needed to be done that they couldn't pay for.

"Smile Generation Serve Day is a day of giving back to our community, and that's something that Pacific Dental Services is very passionate about," said Pacific Dental Services founder, president, and CEO Stephen Thorne.

"All of the treatment provided was completely free. We were able to provide $850,000 in dentistry but we're not done; we have a number of affiliated offices who plan to do a day of free dentistry in the next few weeks. We hope to provide over one million dollars in donated dentistry."

Nationwide, patients received everything ranging from cleanings, exams, and X-rays to extractions, fillings, and crowns. The supplies for these treatments were donated by Henry Schein Dental, Ivoclar Vivadent, and Vident.

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Also partnering with Pacific Dental Services on Smile Generation Serve Day was United Concordia Dental. "

We are pleased to partner with Pacific Dental Services on the first-ever Smile Generation Serve Day," said Julia Mallory, community outreach representative for United Concordia Dental. "Together, we are providing a variety of free dental services—from exams to cleanings, X-rays to oral hygiene instruction–to individuals with minimal or no insurance. Pacific Dental Services affiliated offices are preferred providers for United Concordia Dental.

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