Bright Now! Dental Provides No-Cost Dental Services To Children From Denver Children’s Home

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Dental Office Donates Time and Treatment to Children in Need of Oral Care

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“It’s wonderful how Bright Now! Dental has stepped in to donate their Sunday to helping our kids,” said Megan Vogels, treatment leader of community-based programs at the Denver Children's Home.

Bright Now! Dental is giving back to one local community in Denver, Colo. by providing dental services to underprivileged children as part of their “Bright Now! Gives Back” initiative in partnership with the Denver Children’s Home (“DCH”). Denver Children's Home is the first nonprofit in the state and has a long standing history of working with Colorado's most vulnerable children and families: those that struggle with the effects of poverty, abuse, neglect, exposure to violence and suffer from chronic mental health problems and learning disabilities related to these experiences. This Bright Now! Dental initiative comes following an extremely successful and enlightening journey in which a team composed of dentists and executives from Smile Brands Inc., Bright Now! Dental’s parent company, traveled to Paraguay to offer their dental services to a community in desperate need of attention.

On Sunday, February 26, the Aurora office will welcome approximately 20 children from DCH to receive complimentary dental services. Bright Now! Dental will have seven dentists including one oral surgeon and three hygienists donating their time and expertise including: Craig Mellor DDS, Malgorzata Korosciel DDS, Thomas H. Lim DDS, Vidhyalakshmi Sampath DDS, Schroepfer DDS, Barbara D. Heupel DDS, Eric Blamires DMD, Sharmay Button, Pam D. Ichiyasu, and Katie Gandertaon.

“We’re thankful that we are able to offer this opportunity to kids who may be in desperate need of dental services,” says Craig Mellor DDS, Bright Now Dental’s Colorado Market Dental Director. “There is so much need out there, and we are looking forward to doing our part right here in our backyard.”

In addition to dental treatments, the office staff has arranged for goody bags filled with Bright Now! Dental items and activities including face painting and a crafts table. Additionally, Starbucks has donated snacks for the children and Bright Now! Dental will bring in nutrition counselors.

“It’s wonderful how Bright Now! Dental has stepped in to donate their Sunday to helping our kids,” said Megan Vogels, treatment leader of community-based programs at the Denver Children's Home. “There are children in vital need of dental care whose parents simply can’t afford it.”

The participating Bright Now! Dental office is located at 3551 S. Tower Road Unit C. For additional information about this office, please visit http://www.brightnow.com/locations/dental-office/aurora/bright-now-dental/41150. Bright Now! Dental is affiliated with Smile Brands Inc., the nation’s leading provider of business support services to dental groups in the United States.

About Smile Brands Inc.
Smile Brands Inc. is the largest provider of support services to dental groups in the United States. Smile Brands Inc. provides comprehensive business support services so dentists can spend more time caring for their patients and less time on the administrative, marketing and financial aspects of the dental practice. Smile Brands Inc. supports more than 1,100 dentists and hygienists practicing in over 350 Bright Now! Dental, Monarch Dental, and Castle Dental offices in 18 states.

Nearly three quarters of a million people a year take advantage of extended evening and weekend office hours, convenient locations, affordable prices, and flexible payment plans for quality, full-service dental care including general and cosmetic dentistry, and specialty services such as orthodontics at affiliated Smile Brands’ offices.

Based in Irvine, Calif., Smile Brands Inc. and its affiliated dental offices combined employ approximately 4,200 people nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.smilebrands.com.

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