, Dec. 10, 2019
/PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Smile Brands Inc., one of the largest Dental Support Organizations in the U.S., was recently awarded the 2019 Communitas Award for their Excellence in Skills-Based Community Service. The award honors Smile Brands employees' commitment to community service and global social responsibility. This is the second year in a row that Smile Brands has been honored with a Communitas Award for Excellence.
Smile Brands partners with the Smiles for Everyone Foundation to give back to local communities through pro-bono dental work. The Smiles for Everyone Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that shares Smile Brands' mission of delivering Smiles for Everyone®, by providing free dental care to those in need both at home in the U.S. and around the world. Over 1000 Smile Brands team members have volunteered at the Foundation-sponsored events in 2019.
Since 2011, Smile Brands affiliated volunteers have delivered over 26,000 smiles and provided $19 million
in donated dentistry both domestically and abroad. The Foundation sponsors Community Smile Projects, including one-day free clinics in Smile Brands affiliated locations and Smile Makeovers, which are full mouth restorations for needy patients. They also sponsor International Smile Projects with outposts in Cambodia
. In 2019 the Foundation also launched a new program, called Implanting Inspiration, which provides free dental implants to select individuals in need.
About Smile Brands Inc. Based in Irvine California
, Smile Brands Inc. is one of the largest providers of support services to dental groups in the United States
. The culture-driven organization is the #1 ranked multi-location healthcare provider on Glassdoor's 2019 Best Places to Work list. Smile Brands provides comprehensive business support services through exclusive long-term agreements with affiliate dental groups, so dentists can spend more time caring for their patients and less time on the administrative, marketing, and financial aspects of operating a dental practice. Smile Brands supports 440 Bright Now!® Dental, Monarch Dental®, Castle Dental®, A+ Dental Care, OneSmile Dental, Johnson Family Dental, P3 Dental Group, and DecisionOne Dental Partners offices in 18 states, including Arizona
. Smile Brands is a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, a leading middle-market private equity firm based in San Francisco, CA.
For more information, visit http://www.smilebrands.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 26,000 smiles and $19 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.
About the Communitas Awards The Communitas Awards is an international effort to recognize the spirit of communitas- people helping people. Communitas winners unselfishly give of themselves and their resources, and are changing the way they do business to benefit their communities.
Communitas winners are recognized for specific programs involving volunteerism, philanthropy or ethical, sustainable business practices. Some businesses, organizations and individuals are also recognized as Leadership winners because of their excellence in multiple programs. A complete list of winners can be found on the Communitas website at http://www.communitasawards.com.
Contacts: Smile Brands Inc. Jody Martin PR@smilebrands.com
Communitas Awards Ed Dalheim
SOURCE Smile Brands Inc.