We believe every child deserves a healthy smile. Our goal is to improve children's lives by combatting oral disease. One in three OC children suffer from untreated tooth decay which leads to emergency room visits, lower GPA, school absenteeism, and difficulty eating, speaking, and learning.
Since 2003, our clinics and school-based programs have provided crucial dental services to the underserved children of Orange County. Each year we provide advanced dental treatment in our two clinics, provide education and dental screenings at over 500 community events, offer restorative treatment aboard our Smile Mobiles, and operate a teledentistry program with over 100 school and community partners. We have reached over 884,000 children and parents and our goal is to reach 1 million by 2020!
We collaborate with USC's Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and host two new dental residents each year at our clinic sites. We are the only no-cost resource for children who require advanced restorative services, such as treatment under general anesthesia and cranio-facial services for babies born with cleft palates.