Coppell, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2008
Carnival Food Stores, Inc., today announced that the first in-store dental clinic in Texas - an All Smiles Dental and Orthodontics practice - will open at its newly remodeled Carnival Super Market in Plano. Low-cost dental care will also be provided at other Carnival stores through All Smiles' mobile dental clinics.
"A partnership between All Smiles and our Carnival stores makes perfect sense," said Michael D. Byars, president and chief executive officer for Minyard Food Stores, Inc. "We are committed to wellness education and resources for our customers. Offering dental services is one more step we are taking to provide the best services to the neighborhoods we serve. Our MedBasics Family Health Centers, as well as our efforts to bring affordable health insurance to children through our CHIP enrollment drives, are making a huge impact to the lives of our customers.
"With All Smiles' new clinic and its mobile units, both residents around our Plano store and shoppers at our other grocery stores will be able to receive low-cost dental care," Byars continued.
In addition to 15 North Texas dental centers, all Smiles operates two mobile dental clinics. These units will visit a Carnival store every week on a rotating basis to provide basic dental health care beginning in April.
"We're excited about the opportunity to be the first dental provider in Texas to open in a supermarket chain," said Dr. Richard J. Malouf, founder and CEO of All Smiles Dental and Orthodontics. "The focus of the Carnival Super Markets on the Hispanic community, plus its commitment to preventive health education and healthy families fits in perfectly with our customer base. Now we have an opportunity to provide dental care in a convenient and practical setting for our customers."
The 55,000-square-foot supermarket is at 3320 K Ave. just east of Central Expressway and south of Parker Road in Plano. The new All Smiles Dental and Orthodontics center will be open during the week and on various weekends.
All Smiles specializes in providing general dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics and pediatric dentistry for low-income families. It accepts Medicaid, CHIP and PPO insurance programs as well as cash plans. Known for its friendly service and bilingual staff, All Smiles reaches over 100,000 people a year through its services and community outreach programs.
About All Smiles Dental Centers and Orthodontics
All Smiles Dental and Orthodontics is committed to excellence in the areas of patient satisfaction, quality dental care, community dental awareness and employee development. All Smiles operates 15 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The staff of over 125 members, most of whom are bilingual, offer services in general dentistry but specialize in orthodontics and pediatrics. The mobile unit concept was launched in 2003 and is able to provide services to those in need in areas that are not served by a dentist or one that accepts CHIP or Medicaid. The company participates in over 200 community events per year, volunteers on various coalitions and committees and, as an added bonus, provides complimentary oral health presentations to schools and organizations.
About Carnival Supermarkets and Minyard Food Stores
Carnival Food Stores (http://www.carnivalsupermarkets.com) consists of 25 Latino-themed grocery stores in the Dallas /Fort Worth Metroplex that are designed to meet the needs of customers in the local neighborhoods and appeal to the fast-growing Latino market. With its flagship store in Oak Cliff, Carnival launched a unique approach to the grocery marketplace that it is expanding to other locations. Carnival is owned by Coppell, Texas-based Minyard Food Stores, Inc., the only grocery chain locally owned and headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The company also operates 21 Minyard Food Stores and 12 Sack'n Save Warehouse Food Stores.