ORANGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brident Dental and its affiliate Western Dental & Orthodontics recently reached the 130th school partnership in its “Smiles for Schools” program, which provides oral health education and funding for intermediate and high schools.
The Smiles for Schools sponsorship program will pair more than 240 offices of Brident Dental and Western Dental with neighboring schools throughout Texas, California, Arizona, and Nevada, where the company is a leader in accessible, affordable, high quality oral healthcare.
The program started a year ago, and Brident Dental and Western Dental reached the initial goal of 100 schools within nine months. To date, more than $65,000 has been donated to school partners.
“We are very proud of our Smiles for Schools program, which supports good oral health habits for children of all ages,” said Dr. John Luther, Chief Dental Officer. “Brident Dental is committed to partnering with neighborhood schools and teaching good dental health practices. This is so important for children to learn at a young age.”
The program provides support at school events, sharing oral health information with students and their parents, as part of an ongoing partnership.
Participating schools have deployed Smiles for Schools funding at their discretion in a variety of ways, including for field trip expenses, community service scholarships, and uniforms and equipment for sports teams.
“We’ll add Brident’s donation to our faculty-created program, the Carter Unity Fund,” said Deborah Falls, Assistant Principal at Carter Junior High School in Arlington, Texas. “The fund provides assistance to students in crisis – for housing, food, and other necessities.”
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ABOUT BRIDENT DENTAL
Brident Dental & Orthodontics is an affiliate of Western Dental & Orthodontics, which is one of the nation’s largest dental providers and is the leader in accessible, affordable oral healthcare, serving approximately 2.5 million patient visits annually in 240 affiliated offices throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. In addition to general dentistry, it offers orthodontics, oral surgery, pedodontics, periodontics and endodontics in its offices, creating a convenient full service “Dental Home.”
All of Brident Dental and Western Dental’s services are backed by a unique quality assurance system that electronically monitors all patient visits, treatments, dental staff and clinical performance to enable high-quality care.