Bright Now!® Dental Tualatin, Oregon, Provides Day of Giving for Individuals Needing Dental Care

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Volunteers from Six Bright Now! Dental Offices Give Back to Tualatin

“We are excited to have the opportunity to give back to the community,” said Dr. Gita Yitta, lead dentist of the Tualatin office. “It’s great to have such an impact on people’s lives by administering treatment that can improve their oral hygiene."

Tualatin, Oregon, May 12, 2015 – The Bright Now!® Dental Tualatin, Oregon, office introduces the Day of Giving program on Saturday, May 16, 2015. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bright Now! Dental office located at 7965 SW Nyberg St., Tualatin, OR 97062. Co-sponsored with the Smiles for Everyone Foundation (SFE Foundation), this inaugural Day of Giving event is an addition to the SFE Foundation’s Community Smile Project which serves up to 1,500 patients per year nationwide.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to give back to the community,” said Dr. Gita Yitta, lead dentist of the Tualatin office. “It’s great to know that we can have such an impact on people’s lives by administering treatment that can improve their oral hygiene."

The Bright Now! Dental office in Tualatin partnered with the Tualatin School House Pantry, which assisted by referring approximately 30 patients who will receive care from volunteer dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants throughout the day. Each patient will receive a free exam, cleaning, and x-rays, plus fillings and extractions as needed.

Twenty volunteers from Bright Now! Dental offices in Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Portland and Tualatin are joining efforts to support the Tualatin office for this event. In addition to Dr. Yitta, other dentists donating their time and expertise for the day include Dr. Perry Fiscus, Dr. Chris Kooning and Dr. Jeff Pearson.

About the Smiles for Everyone Foundation
The Smiles for Everyone Foundation (SFE Foundation) is a non-profit public charity affiliated with Smile Brands Inc. The mission of the SFE Foundation it to provide free dental care to those individuals most in need, especially children, who would otherwise not be able to receive it, regardless of their location.

The SFE Foundation launched the Community Smile Project in 2014 establishing a goal to provide dental care to individuals in need wherever Smile Brands affiliated offices are located. Current program areas where the SFE Foundation provides free dental care include Ghana, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Thailand and the United States. For more information, visit http://www.smilesforeveryone.org/.

About Smile Brands Inc.                                             
Smile Brands Inc. is one of the largest providers 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 operating a dental practice. Smile Brands Inc. services support more than 1,100 dentists and hygienists practicing in over 360 Bright Now!® Dental, Monarch Dental®, and Castle Dental® offices in 17 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 Smile Brands affiliated offices.

Based in Irvine, Calif., Smile Brands Inc. and the affiliated dental groups combined employ approximately 4,300 people nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.smilebrands.com.

The Tualatin office is operated by the Northwest Dental Associates, P.C.; Jeffrey Pearson, DMD; Brian Smith, DDS.

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