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Caring For Our Communities: Houston Community Smile Project

Our TCDSO members in Houston recently volunteered to provide dental care to more than 35 members of their community as part of their ongoing “Community Smile Project.”

Castle Dental Houston partnered with The Nehemiah Center, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse and Open Door Mission to provide free dental care to local community members in need. Individuals received free cleanings, exams, x-rays, extractions and fillings.

In some instances, basic dental care can be a luxury that many Texans don’t have access to. Rhandi Lauder, 4, and her family were some of the many patients who fell into the dental divide—Rhandi had never seen a dentist members in need. Individuals received free cleanings, exams, x-rays, extractions and fillings.

“It was amazing to finally be able to get the care my children and I needed thanks to the generosity of these dentists and their staff,” said Tiereney Thomas, Rhandi’s mother.

The Community Smile Project and similar events are desperately needed in Texas, where 46 counties have no dentists. 20 percent of Texans currently live in an area classified as a Dental Health Professional Shortage Area.

Thank you, Castle Dental Houston, for bringing smiles to Texans in need with your Community Smile Project Service Day!

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