San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) February 3, 2011
As the country celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, veteran San Antonio cosmetic dentist Dr. Edward Camacho, DDS, is stepping up to raise money for the work of the acclaimed Smile Train charity, which provides free surgery to repair clefts in poor children around the world.
About one in every 700 children are born with a cleft lip and/or palate. While these deformities are quickly and easily repaired in the United States and other developed countries, the surgery is prohibitively expensive for the poor, and not enough doctors in developing nations have training to correct the problem.
Physically, most children with clefts cannot eat or speak properly. And in developing countries, as with other people with deformities, they are likely to be ostracized – barred from attending school or getting a job, and subject to humiliating taunts and treatment.
The good news is that doctors can correct clefts with surgery that takes as little as 45 minutes and costs as little as $250.
The Smile Train (http://www.smiletrain.org) focuses on a single goal: to bring smiles to millions of poor children with cleft lips and palates with corrective surgery, free of charge.
Smile Train also provides free cleft-related training for doctors and medical professionals, teaching health professionals in developing countries the skills to treat the children of their countries.
Dr. Camacho and his practice - Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio - are supporting Smile Train and National Children’s Dental Health Month with a special offer: Get a Whiter Smile & Change a Child’s Life. During February, Dr. Camacho is offering custom take-home whitening kits for $199 (normally $300). He will then donate $50 of the purchase price to Smile Train.
For those who just want to donate without the kit purchase, Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio is also collecting Smile Train donations through its Facebook page, or by dropping off a check at the dental practice at 16635 Huebner, Suite 102, San Antonio.
“Our practice is dedicated to creating beautiful smiles for our patients,” Dr. Camacho said. “We support Smile Train for its dedication to bringing smiles to the faces of poor children who might otherwise suffer their whole lives.”
About Dr. Edward Camacho, DDS
Dr. Camacho, is a native San Antonian and an alumnus of Central Catholic High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Dr. Camacho has extended training in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, computerized dentistry, endodontics and laser dentistry. He has been helping patients achieve beautiful smiles through full mouth reconstruction, veneers and Invisalign braces for over 30 years. His meticulous attention to detail, a keen aesthetic eye and his experience are what make him one of San Antonio’s most sought-after premier cosmetic dentists.
Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio (http://cosmeticdentistryofsa.com)
Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio is a full-service cosmetic dental practice, specializing in Invisalign transparent braces, top-quality veneers, teeth whitening and traditional orthodontics, as well as a full line of restorative procedures and preventative care.
16535 Huebner (at Bitters) Suite 102
Valencia Village Shopping Center
San Antonio, Texas 78248
Media Contact: June Camacho