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.
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
Bright Now! Dental Commits to Bringing Smiles to the World. A team of doctors from Bright Now Dental’s parent company, Smile Brands Inc., recently returned from a mission trip to Asunción, Paraguay in December, 2011. Led by President and CEO Steve Bilt, the executives and dentists spent 8 days visiting orphanages and nutrition centers, bringing critical dental care to residents who otherwise have no access to basic health services.
Nicknamed SEAL Team One (Service Expedition Accelerating Leaders), the group performed over one thousand extractions and restorations, ultimately helping over 300 Paraguayan children in desperate need of care. Smile Brands Inc. and the Smiles for Everyone Foundation are planning two additional mission trips in 2012, to be announced in the coming months.
We invite you to view the video below to get a sense of the life-changing experience of the Paraguay mission.