Kool Smiles News

Kool Smiles general dentists and employees are frequently in the news across the nation for their innovative contributions to their communities. Here are just a few examples of how Kool Smiles is helping address the oral health crisis.

Recent Articles

October 2, 2018 / Dentistry Today
Kool Smiles Awards Classroom Grants to K-5 Teachers

June 14, 2018 / El Paso Herald Post
Two Socorro ISD Teachers Win National My Kool Smiles Classroom Grant

June 13, 2018 / Dentistry Today
Kids Receive Free Dental Care During Sharing Smiles Day

May 31, 2018 / PR Newswire Today
Kool Smiles Serves More than 550 Children in Need During National Day of Free Dental Care

May 22, 2018 / SWVA Today
Del. Todd Pillion works with Kool Smiles to deliver toothbrushes and oral health tips to kids

May 20, 2018 / CBS
Kool Smiles hosts 4th annual Sharing Smiles Day

March 13, 2018 / Dentaltown.com
Kool Smiles Announces 2018 Dental Health Essay Contest Winner

February 14, 2018 / Dentistry Today
Kool Smiles Provides $128 Million in Care to Underserved Families

February 13, 2018 / Dental Town
Kool Smiles Surpasses $128 Million in Uncompensated Care for Uninsured Children and Adults

February 8, 2018 / My Social Good News
Kool Smiles Launches 2nd Annual Dental Health Essay Contest

February 7, 2018 / My Social Good News
Kool Smiles Launches K-5 Classroom Grant Program to Celebrate Children's Dental Health Month

February 6, 2018 / Atlanta Business Chronicle
Georgia Kool Smiles Dental Offices Surpass $7 Million in Uncompensated Care for Uninsured Children and Families

February 1, 2018 / Atlanta Small Business Journal
Kool Smiles Launches 2nd Annual Dental Health Essay Contest

December 1, 2017 / Group Dentistry Now
DSO Sends Personalized ‘Sweet’ Care Packages To US Troops

December 1, 2017 / Nashville Pride
You better watch your mouth — dental care in the Black community

November 17, 2017 / Dental Town
Kool Smiles Awards $5,000 Scholarship to Howard University College of Dentistry Student

November 15, 2017 / PR Newswire
U.S. Children Donate More Than Four Tons of Halloween Candy During Kool Smiles' 6th Annual "Operation Troop Treats"

November 10, 2017 / 10 WAVY
Virginia Beach student collects candy for a cause

November 6, 2017 / WUSA 9
DC brothers donate 150 pounds candy for charity

November 3, 2017 / South Carolina Public Radio
SC Kids Donate Sweet Treats to Deployed Service Men, Women

October 30, 2017 / The Post & Courier
Health in brief: Kool Smiles collects Halloween candy for troops and more

October 4, 2017 / Worcester Sun
Inbox: News and Notes

October 2, 2017 / Telegram.com
All Smiles for Toothbrush Giveaway

August 27, 2017 / The Post and Courier
CHIP in to Protect Funding for Children's Dental Care

August 1, 2017 / Consumer Affairs
Why it's important to schedule a back-to-school dental checkup for your child

July 25, 2017 / Group Dentistry Now
Kool Smiles donates to dental student outreach clinic

June 12, 2017 / Herald Mail
Humanitarian trip a 'big experience' for Hagerstown dentist

May 17, 2017 / Dentistry iQ
Annual 'Sharing Smiles Day' from Kool Smiles offers free dental care for children

May 15, 2017 / Fox 23
Local dentistry will offer free service to kids who don't have dental insurance

April 10, 2017 / US News & World Report
When Families Lack Insurance, Kids' Dental Woes Rise

March 7, 2017 / Baton Rouge Proud
LA Medicaid dental provider surpasses $13 Million in uncompensated care for uninsured children

February 9, 2017 / Hattiesburg American
Kool Smiles supports Children's Dental Health Month

November 16, 2016 / Efficiency in Group Practice
An Eye for Innovation

November 14, 2016 / Texas Dental Association
Kool Smiles and Benevis Foundation Provide Volunteers and Financial Support to Texas Mission of Mercy Veterans' Event

November 3, 2016 / Northern Virginia Daily
Kool Smiles' Bolivia Mission Trip Featured in the Northern Virginia Daily

November 2, 2016 / Fox 23
Dr. Tara Pursley talks with My Fox 23 About Operation Troop Treats

October 31, 2016 / The New York Times
Where Mountains of Halloween Candy Go, the Morning After

October 28, 2016 / Cajun First
Dr. Gold's Interview With Fox About Operation Troop Treats

October 28, 2016 / The Northern Virginia Daily
Every smile counts: Local dentist provides care in Bolivia

August 24, 2016 / WLOX
Tips for Dental Health

August 23, 2016 / My Social Good News
Kool Smiles Partners with Flying Doctors of America to Deliver Dental Care in Bolivia

August 9, 2016 / DentalTown
Kool Smiles to Award $5,000 Scholarship to Winner of Dental Health Essay Contest

August 3, 2016 / CBS4 El Paso
Dr. Singleton Talks About the Importance of Summer Check Ups with CBS4 News in El Paso

May 12, 2016 / Atlanta Journal Constitution
Free Dental Care in Atlanta for Uninsured Children this Weekend

May 8, 2016 / Richmond Times Dispatch
As Millions Lack Dental Insurance, Local Clinic Offers Day of Free Services to Children

April 18, 2016 / Morning Consult
DSOs are Helping to Bridge the 'Dental Divide' for Children

April 14, 2016 / Sun Herald
Kool Smiles provides dental care for underserved

April 7, 2016 / Dr. Bicuspid
Kool Smiles touts uncompensated dental care program

March 21, 2016 / Austin American-Statesman
Laffer: Bridging the dental divide for Texas children on Medicaid

March 19, 2016 / Washington Post<
In conservative Indiana, Medicaid expansion makes poorest pay

March 18, 2016 / The Hill Congress Blog
Competition's latest battlefield – the practice of dentistry

February 19, 2016 / Real Clear Health
We Can and Must Improve Access to Dental Care for Minority Children

February 17, 2016 / Forbes
DSOs Illustrate How the Private Sector Can Solve Public Health Problems

February 8, 2016 / One News Now
Making a Difference in Dental Care

February 7, 2016 / ADSO
Bridging the Great Dental Divide - Cost-Effectively

February 5, 2016 / Dentistry IQ
Medicaid dental programs in 7 states could save $550 million annually through adoption of a DSO model

August 4, 2015 / El Paso Times
Dr. Andre Singleton: Don't forget kids' dental health in summer

March 25, 2015 / Roll Call
Reathorize CHIP to Strengthen Dental Safety Net for Kids

February 5, 2015 / Children's Dental Health Project
Data: CHIP dental coverage lowers costs

February 5, 2015 / The Hill
Congress: Reauthorize CHIP funding for vulnerable children's dental care

January 29, 2015 / The Courier Journal
CHIP program serves dental needs of Ky. kids

May 14, 2014 / Denistry IQ
Where Purpose and Practicality Meet

February 20, 2014 / Roll Call
Let's Work Together To Eradicate the Dental Health Epidemic in Children

November 17, 2012 / KGO-TV
Kool Smiles Offers Halloween Candy Exchange at Offices Nationwide

November 13, 2012 / justmeans.com
Kool Smiles Promotes Dental Hygiene for Kids in Halloween Season

November 7, 2012 / guidrynews.com
Passion for Soccer

October 9, 2012 / WHAS11.com
Kool Smiles offers dental hygiene tips for kids

September 26, 2012 / rep-am.com
Dental care for state's underserved

July 16, 2012 / thetandd.com
Kool Smiles dental practices set record in offering free care

July 05, 2012 / gazette.net
Access to dental care for our children is a moral imperative

June 20, 2012 / BizJournals
New Britain Kool Smiles Selected as “Best New Dentist” in the Area According to 2012 New Britain Herald Reader's Poll

Nov 2, 2011 / KXXV
Waco families without dental insurance get care »

Jun 18, 2010 / Rob Earnshaw, Times Correspondent
Smile Gary, Smile »

May 13, 2010 / MS State Representative Straughter (D-MS, District 51)
Kool Smiles Donates Oral Health Supplies to Yazoo City Relief Effort in Response to Call from Representative Straughter »

May 12, 2010
Kool Smiles´ Chief Technical Architect Selected as Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program »

September 10, 2009 / Natalie McGill, Gazette.net
Governor Announces Statewide Dental Initiative »

August 6, 2009
Kool Smiles Relies on Wyse Technology Virtual Clients to Improve Patient Care and Security of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) »

August 2, 2009 / Connie Scott, Dalton Daily Citizen
Making Dentistry Kid Friendly »

Operation Troop Treats: Kids Turn in Candy for Toys, Candy Donated to Troops Overseas

Dr. Koti visits the FOX 2 studio in McAllen, TX to talk about Operation Troop Treats and how to keep the cavities out of Halloween. Read the article

Kids can trade in their Halloween candy for toys to support our troops

Dr. Medrina Gilliam and staff member Lakesha Felder participated in a live, “Virginia This Morning” morning show interview with WTVR to talk about Operation Troop Treats in Richmond, VA. Watch the video » | Read the article

Children's tooth decay is the No.1 infectious Disease

Fighting a fear of dentists starts early. Kool smiles' Dr. Andre Singleton says the sooner the better when it comes to a child's first trip to the dentist. “I would love to see kids come in at six months. At six months they are not afraid of us. They haven't been stabbed or stuck by other doctors. So, we become their friend,” said Singleton. Read the article

Brush a smile for Dental Hygiene Month

There is plenty to smile about this month thanks to Dental Hygiene Month! Friday morning Dr. Will Traynor with Kool Smiles shared some great tips to get those pearly whites in good shape. He said that many people let their fear of the dentist keep them from good dental hygiene. Watch the video » | Read the article

Kool Smiles on Insights for PBS

Oral health is a serious issue that affects overall health and well being. The disproportionate affect on children, minorities and underserved communities has been recognized by the Surgeon General and is the crisis Kool Smiles is focused on solving. Learn about the crisis here, as featured on PBS. Watch the video »

Holiday Safety at Kool Smiles

Linda Vaughn of Kool Smiles of Monroe talks about the holiday safety community event in Monroe, LA. Watch the video »

Dr. Polly on Good Day Live

Kool Smiles´ Dr. Polly talks hygiene tips for kids and families! Watch the video »

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