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INDIA: How One Dentist Set Up a Clinic for Orphans

We prioritized the kids who were experiencing dental pain first, and from there, we saw them by their school class groups. While the kids experiencing pain came to my chair first, the other kids went to the hygiene chairs to get prophies, fluoride varnish treatments, and in some cases, sealants…

Ultradent Proudly Supports Veterans' Smile Day Across America

After seeing a great need for better and more thorough benefits and care for returned servicemen and women, Dr. Karin Irani, a practicing dentist in Los Angeles and recipient of Ultradent's Icon of Dentistry Award for her work with veterans, co-founded Veterans Smile Day in 2012 with Dr. Deryk Pham, a former U.S. Navy dentist.

Helping the Homeless to Smile Again At the Fourth Street Clinic

You realize ultimately, when you break down the walls of homelessness, you see that there’s a human being in the chair that has the same emotions, the same feelings, the same wishes and hopes and desires as everyone else. They’re human beings. They’re just like everyone else. They’ve just had a really rough go—whether it’s something they’ve brought on themselves or something that was handed to them. As you work here, you stop judging people…

Nuevas Sonrisas Gives Kids in Guatemala New Smiles

Dr. Streiff hopes they continue to returrn and create a new generation of adults with healthy oral care habits that will then pass them on to their own children, breaking the cycle of bad oral health, decay, and loss of adult teeth that plague so many. And that’s what keeps him going back.