SAN ANTONIO, June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "My dentist was wonderful with such gentle hands! I loved [this event].
Before attending the San Antonio Day of Giving, Sherril had not been to a dentist in 22 years. On Saturday, June 9, nearly 50 volunteers gathered at the Monarch Dental® office at 1218 SW Military Drive in San Antonio to provide pro-bono dental services to low-income, underinsured individuals such as Sherril. In partnership with the Smiles for Everyone Foundation, Monarch Dental was able to provide nearly $45,000 in donated dentistry.
Smiles for Everyone Foundation also partnered with non-profit organizations around the community to identify individuals in need who would benefit most from this event. These organizations include SAM Ministries, which provides support services for the homeless; YWCA, an organization that strives to eliminate racism and empowers women; Arms of Hope, serving children and single moms; The Children's Shelter; and Big Brothers Big Sisters. With the help of these organizations, the volunteers were able to provide care for over 70 patients during the Day of Giving.
"It was such an amazing day to be able to help so many grateful and deserving individuals," says Dr. Marcus Ervin, PC President for San Antonio and Lead Dentist at the Monarch Dental office on Stone Oak Parkway. "It was great to see all of the teams come together from across the market and work as one cohesive team."
Since its inception, the Smiles for Everyone Foundation has delivered smiles to over 16,000 people in need, donating over $12 million in dental services. The Day of Giving events are a part of the Foundation's Community Smile Project, providing basic dental services such as cleanings, fillings and extractions for low-income, underserved individuals.
Smiles for Everyone Foundation has three more Days of Giving planned for Texas in 2018. They will be in Houston, Austin, and Lewisville in the months of July and September. Please visit the Foundation's website and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram to learn about current and future programs.
About Monarch Dental Monarch Dental provides general dentistry, children's dentistry and specialty care services such as orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontics and endodontics at 89 locations throughout Texas, Arkansas and Utah. Monarch Dental affiliated practices make it easy and affordable for individuals and families to get the dental care they need with convenient locations, extended hours and same-day appointments. The Monarch Dental mission is to create healthier smiles by making dental visits easy and enjoyable. Learn more at http://www.monarchdental.com.
. About the Smiles For Everyone Foundation The Smiles for Everyone Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of delivering smiles for everyone by providing free dental care for those in need, both at home in the U.S. and around the world. Since 2011, the Smiles for Everyone Foundation has delivered over 16,000 smiles and $12 million in donated dentistry. The foundation currently supports programs which provide free dental care to those in need in Cambodia, Ghana, Laos, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Thailand and the United States. For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.smilesforeveryone.org.
Contacts: Monarch Dental Jody Martin PR@smilebrands.com 714.427.1299
Smiles for Everyone Foundation Crystal Strait firstname.lastname@example.org 714.824.5037
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