You can help a child live a longer, healthier life. Since Miles of Smiles launched in 2002, we have seen more than 25,000 children in over 85,000 chair visits, providing free dental care to the underserved children of Clay and Platte Counties ... children whose families are uninsured or on Medicaid.
But there are still kids we're not able to reach...
Over 26,000 children in the Northland still have no access to dental care. That means we're only reaching one out of every five kids who need us.
In addition to treating patients in our home office, we travel to over 40 Northland schools every year to conduct dental screenings and treatment. If left untreated, dental problems in childhood can lead to even more scary situations as kids grow into adults. Tooth and gum problems. Increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. Hospitalizations, emergency room visits, and even delayed physical development. Some of our patients have never been to the dentist.
The need is incredibly urgent amongst these children of low-to-moderate-income families. Your donation puts more kids in the exam chairs ... and puts more toothy grins on more little faces!
We can't care for these boys and girls without your help. Please donate by choosing an option below and give these kids a reason to smile.