You might remember from my December post - I was part of a team of doctors from Bright Now Dental’s parent company, Smile Brands Inc., that recently returned from a mission trip to Asunción, Paraguay. We were 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.