Jackson, MS., Mar 06, 2017
Doctors and staff from Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care for local children and families, recently partnered with the University of Mississippi Medical Center's School of Dentistry (UMMC) to deliver free dental care during UMMC Dental Mission Week. Drs. Cristie Rives, Evelyn Collier, and Erica Rose assisted a cohort of UMMC dental students in providing treatment and pain relief to nearly 800 people who otherwise would not have been able to access care. Kool Smiles further supported the program with a monetary contribution of $2,500.
Held in combination with Give Kids A Smile Day, UMMC Dental Mission Week is an opportunity for dentistry students to gain real world experience treating patients while giving back to the community. From February 6-10, doctors and dental students provided free dental exams, cleanings, tooth restorations and extractions to undeserved adults and children.
"Here at Kool Smiles, we believe every family deserves high-quality, affordable, and compassionate dental care," said Dr. David Moore, DDS, Area Dental Director for Kool Smiles. "We're grateful to have had the chance to provide care to underserved residents in our community while supporting educational opportunities for the next generation of dental health practitioners."
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About Kool Smiles
Kool Smiles is dedicated to creating a world of happy, healthy smiles. As a leading dental care provider, Kool Smiles' mission is to improve lives by providing high quality dental care in a fun, compassionate environment. Kool Smiles dentists are proud to offer care to kids and adults with almost any insurance plan, including State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP), Medicaid and Tricare. Kool Smiles, with support from the Benevis Foundation, also provides oral health education programs through partnerships with community schools and organizations. For more information, please visit www.mykoolsmiles.com.