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Our Mission: Community Smiles is a community-based, fully-accredited, non-profit dental clinic whose mission is providing oral health education and improving access to dental care for the uninsured, low-income children and families of Miami-Dade County.

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2013 Sapphire Award

Community Smiles was the winner of the Florida Blue Foundation's 2013 Sapphire Award for organizational excellence and innovation in community health. Click here to check out the video.

Fall Newsletter 2012

Check out our fall edition of Tooth Talk, our quarterly newsletter.

Community Smiles Helps Victim of Work by Unlicensed Dentist

Community Smiles was recently featured in the Miami Herald for our involvement in helping a young girl whose mouth was severely damaged by an unlicensed dentist in Little Havana. The unlicensed dentist, who now faces felony charges, caused significant damage to the girl’s mouth. Community Smiles is now providing pro bono dental care for the young girl. Due to the extent of the damage, the road to full recovery is still a few years away. Community Smiles will continue to offer her a safe and comfortable environment at our clinic to help her recover from the traumatizing experience.

Click here to read the full article. 

 

 

Community Smiles Receives $50,000 Grant to Improve Access to Dental Care for the Uninsured and Underserved

The Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Inc. has awarded Community Smiles Dental Clinic a $50,000 grant to help facilitate oral health care services to low-income, uninsured residents of South Florida. The funds will be used to provide free, high-quality dental services to over 1,000 uninsured patients through the expansion of the group’s continuing education and training programs.

The Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Inc. is a private grant-making foundation, supporting projects and programs designed to improve, preserve or restore the health and health care of the people in Miami-Dade County.
For more information, click here.


Safe Summer

Community Smiles, in partnership with the City of Miami Police Department, participated in the "Safe Summer 2012" community outreach event, which provided backpacks, school supplies, and dental screenings for children. Community Smiles volunteer dentists were able to screen over 500 children with unmet oral health needs.
The event was featured on NBC’s Channel 6, click here to check out the article and video.

Safe Summer 2012


Summer Newsletter 2012

Check out our summer edition of Tooth Talk, our quarterly newsletter.


2012 Annual Volunteer Appreciation and Resident Graduation Event

On June 7, 2012, Community Smiles hosted its Annual Volunteer Appreciation and Resident Graduation Dinner. The event, held at Jungle Island in Miami, was sponsored by Chevron. The volunteer Dentists, Hygienists, and Dental Assistants, who provide service to our community on a daily basis, were recognized at our annual event. Community Smiles has over 150 volunteer dental professionals who provide $2.2 million dollars in free care each year to over 7,400 patients.


Thanks to Glidewell Laboratories, Henry Schein, Crest, Ivoclar Vivadent, and Becher, Nall, Brydon, Spahn & Company.



Beautiful Smiles

A United Way-funded program provides access to dental health for the uninsured children and families throughout our community. Click HERE to read the article. 
            United Way


           
Call for volunteers!

Community Smiles is in need of volunteers! Dental assistants, hygienists, students and dentists are all welcome to volunteer at our clinic. This is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community and to gain valuable experience in multiple specialty clinics. To learn more, click HERE.


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