Restore Smiles. Prevent Decay.

Restore Smiles. Prevent Decay.

HELP A KID SMILE
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Restore Smiles.
Prevent Decay.

Help a kid smile

Bring the
Smiles Back

More Smiles Campaign

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Tooth decay is an inconvenience for most families. But for many children, treatment is out of reach. They live each day in pain. They miss school. They can’t sleep. Even eating hurts. They lose teeth and risk dangerous infections that can be deadly.

How does this happen in the wealthiest country in the world?

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Tooth decay is an inconvenience for most families. But for many children, treatment is out of reach. They live each day in pain. They miss school. They can’t sleep. Even eating hurts. They lose teeth and risk dangerous infections that can be deadly.

How does this happen in the wealthiest country in the world?

Unawareness that tooth decay is a contagious disease

Lack of basic oral health products

Absence of Medicaid

In some cases, parental neglect

Belief that baby teeth don't matter

Failure to form good oral health habits

Restricted access to dentists

Homelessness

Inability to pay for dental care

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We believe every child deserves a healthy smile.

As a resource provider, we increase access to oral health care by supporting nonprofit clinics and community partners delivering education, prevention and treatment services for underserved children.

We teach families why oral health is important and how to take care of their mouths.

We provide funding so low-income families can access dental care.

We supply basic oral hygiene products for daily care.

GIFTS IN ACTION:

MGE: Management Experts supports oral health education and restorative dental care.

Our program members have the systems in place to provide services for families that don’t have equitable access to dental care. What they often lack are the resources. Support from MGE: Management Experts helped 10 of our members teach 10,000 kids about oral health.

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GIFTS IN ACTION:

Kids Learn Healthy Dental Hygiene Habits from a Monkey!

Every child should know how to have a healthy smile, but how can they without education? That’s why SmileMakers donated 200 dental puppets to teach thousands of kids in marginalized communities across the country.

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GIFTS IN ACTION:

Celebrate Breaking Records in 2023!

We have so much to smile about! For kids who struggle to get the dental services they need to be healthy, receiving a simple toothbrush is a reason to cheer. But thanks to generous donors who gave in 2023, we have provided so much more than that!

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Give a child a healthy smile.

Your support makes it possible to end dental pain and restore healthy smiles!

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TCDC would like to thank each and every one of your donors for their continued support. Together we are making a positive difference in the lives of thousands of dentally underserved children and their caregivers in the local communities who otherwise would have nowhere else to go for access to quality oral health care.

Dr. Dennis Young

CEP & President, The Community Dental Center of Greater Los Angeles

Inglewood, California

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CHAT Program

Helping You Talk About Teeth! Our Community Health Action Tools Program provides education resource kits for public health professionals and educators reaching at-risk communities with oral health education.

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Our impact, by the numbers.

2,449,590

Number of oral care products distributed to families in need through Smile Drive since 2014.

Thanks to the operational support of our Underwriters, 100% of donations received through this website go directly to support our programs.