Kool Smiles in the News

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Nation's Largest Dentist-Sponsored Halloween Candy Exchange Gears Up for Sixth Year
Oct 04, 2017

The nation's largest dentist-sponsored Halloween candy exchange benefiting U.S. troops - Operation Troop Treats - is gearing up for its sixth year. Hosted by children's dental provider Read More

Back-to-School Checklists Should Include a Dental Visit
Aug 02, 2017

As families prepare for the upcoming school year, dentists from national children's dental provider Kool Smiles have an important reminder for parents: Remem...
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The Shifting Paradigm of Dentistry: The Predominance of Women
Jul 21, 2017

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Dental hygienist shares experience of treating oral health issues in Bolivia
Jul 19, 2017

Brenda Hernandez, a dental hygienist with KOOL Smiles in Lubbock went on a recent mission trip to the Altiplano region of Bolivia with a group of 19 others associated with KOOL Smiles and CHOICE Hum...
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Kool Smiles' 3rd Annual 'Sharing Smiles Day' Brings Dental Care to Hundreds of Children Without Insurance Coverage
May 31, 2017

More than 500 children received needed dental treatments at no cost during Sharing Smiles Day, a national day of free dental care hosted by Kool Smiles on Sunday, May 21.

"We began Sharing Smiles Day in 2015 as...
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Local Dentistry Will Offer Free Service to Kids Who Don't Have Dental Insurance
May 15, 2017

Kool Smiles will have its 3rd annual Sharing Smiles Day, which enable kids who don't have dental insurance to receive free dental care

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Dr. Mayfield: How To Make Medicaid Dentistry Work
Apr 07, 2017

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Kool Smiles Doctors Partner with UMMC School of Dentistry to Bring Smiles to Mississippi Children & Families
Mar 06, 2017

Doctors and staff from Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care for local children and families, recently partnered with the University of Miss...
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Kool Smiles Supplies Teachers with Free Dental Lesson Plans and Toothbrushes for Children's Dental Health Month
Feb 01, 2017

As part of its ongoing commitment to expanding dental health education in underserved communities nationwide, Kool Smiles is again supplying teachers with fre...
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Dr. Gold's Interview With Fox About Operation Troop Treats
Nov 18, 2016

Dr. Gold talks about the importance of good dental health and how Kool Smiles is giving both kids and troops a reason to smi...
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Kool Smiles Announces Dental Health Essay Contest Winner; Awards $5,000 Scholarship to UCLA Dental Student
Nov 15, 2016

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, today announce...
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Kool Smiles Doctors Partner with CHOICE Humanitarian to Provide Needed Dental Care in Remote Peruvian Village
Oct 06, 2016

Three Kool Smiles dentists will join a team of doctors from CHOICE Peru this Oct. 15-22, 2016 to provide needed dental care for children and families in a remote village lo...
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Keep Your Kid's Teeth Healthy This Summer!
Aug 03, 2016

While enjoying this last month of summer fun and sweet treats, remember, don’t take a break from dental health! Keep your children’s smile healthy and bright before getting into back-to-school routines. Read More

Kool Smiles to Award $5,000 Scholarship to Winner of Dental Health Essay Contest
Jul 18, 2016

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, has announced its first annual My Kool...
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Kool Smiles Dentists Offer Six Tips for Healthy Teeth This Summer
Jul 05, 2016

Now that school is officially out for children, dentists at Kool Smiles offices across the nation are sending an important message to parents: Don't take a break from dental health this summer! To ensure that children...
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More than 500 Uninsured Children Receive Free Dental Care During Kool Smiles 2nd Annual Sharing Smiles Day
May 25, 2016

On Sunday, May 15, more than 500 children without access to regular dental care received needed services at no cost during Kool Smil...
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DSOs are Helping to Bridge the 'Dental Divide' for Children
Apr 18, 2016

When it comes to the health of our nation’s children, there should be no debate: Every child – no matter his or her background – deserves access to quality healthcare.
As dent...
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Kool Smiles Surpasses $100 Million in Uncompensated Care for Uninsured Patients
Apr 04, 2016

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care for underserved children and families nationwide, today announced its affiliate dentists have provided more...
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New Study: Medicaid Dental Programs in Seven States Could Save $550 Million Annually Through Adoption of Kool Smiles Practice Model
Feb 01, 2016

ATLANTA The Benevis Foundation today announced the release of a multi-year, multi-state study by Dobson DaVanzo & Associates examining M...
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Kool Smiles Wins Nation's Top Public Relations Award for 'SmileOn' Campaign
Oct 28, 2015

National children’s dental provider Kool Smiles has received the nation’s top public relations award – ...
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Kool Smiles to Host Online Career Fair for Dentists - Oct 2015
Oct 01, 2015

ATLANTA -- Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, will host an Online ...
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Kool Smiles Announces $6.7 Million in Uncompensated Dental Care Through June 2015; Estimates $13.4 Million by Year End
Aug 25, 2015

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, today announced $6.7 million...
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Kool Smiles Helps Peace Corps Deliver Needed Dental Health Supplies to Children in Rural Guyanese Village
Jul 09, 2015

As part of its mission to improve dental access in underserved communities, Kool Smiles – a leading provider of quality ...
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Hundreds of Uninsured Kids Treated During Kool Smiles "Sharing Smiles" Free Care Day
Mar 03, 2015

More than 450 children across the country without dental insurance received much needed dental care at no cost during the Ko...
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Congress: Reauthorize CHIP funding for vulnerable children's dental care
Feb 05, 2015

In the State of the Union, President Obama failed to address an issue of utmost importance: the health of our nation’s children. With federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) set ...
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CHIP program serves dental needs of Ky. kids
Feb 04, 2015

While most of us remain very aware of our nation’s elected officials’ conflicting policy priorities, there is one issue that must transcend political discord: the health and wel...
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For Kids Nationwide, Kool Smiles Made Good Dental Hygiene and Giving Back to Military Members Overseas a Part of Halloween
Nov 18, 2014

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, today announced a record-bre...
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Where purpose and practicality meet: The role of DSOs in improving the oral health of children in America’s underserved communities
May 23, 2014

No matter where you are on your career path - a student, recent graduate, or established dentist - it’s never too late to choose a practice setting that fulfills your sense of purpose.

As managing dental ...
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Kool Smiles Offices Nationwide Encourage Halloween Candy Exchange
Oct 21, 2013

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities,is coordinating for the second year a nationwide program designed to promote dental hygiene in kids during...
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Kool Smiles Provides $10 Million in Dental Care Services in 2013 Above and Beyond Medicaid Coverage
Jul 31, 2013

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Kool Smiles Collects Ton of Halloween Candy for Troops Literally
Dec 18, 2012

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, today announced that children donated over 2,372 pounds of their Halloween candy through Kool Smiles offices to troops over...
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Kool Smiles Dental Practices on Track to Exceed Record Amount of Free Care Provided to Uninsured Patients in the United States
Jun 21, 2012

– Providers donate $8 Million in services during first half of 2012; $14 Million in 2011 –

ATLANTA (June 21, 2012) – Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care
in underser...
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New Outreach Initiative Will Offer PBS KIDS Educational Content to Families in America's Underserved Communities
Jan 17, 2012

ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking the first national initiative of its kind in the industry, Kool Smiles, one of the nation's leading dental health providers, will provide children and their parents acces...
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Texarkana Families Get Something New to Smile About
Nov 11, 2009

Kool Smiles, a leading dental health provider for children and adults, has now opened its doors to families in Texarkana, with a new office located at 2400 Richmond Road in the Central Mall. The new Kool Smiles of Tex...
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Kool Smiles to Host Online Career Fair for Dentists, Dental Students and Recent Graduates Sept. 18-25
Sep 11, 2017

Dentists, dental students and recent graduates interested in making a positive difference in the lives of underserved children and families will be able to explore more than 100 professional job opportunities in 75 lo...
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Kool Smiles Donates $8,000 to Indiana University Dental Student Outreach Clinic
Jul 26, 2017

Donation Will Expand Dental Service Offerings to Local Residents in Need

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care for children and families in Indianapolis, recently donated $8,000 to the...
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Virginia Beach Dentist Joined CHOICE Humanitarian to Provide Free Dental Care in Bolivia
Jul 19, 2017

Virginia Beach Kool Smiles dentist Dr. Danielle Johnson traveled to Bolivia this summer with CHOICE Humanitarian, where she spent a week providing dental care to children in the country's rural Alti...
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Humanitarian trip a 'big experience' for Hagerstown dentist
Jun 12, 2017

Dr. Reza Keshmiri ventured more than 4,000 miles from his Hagerstown dental office for a humanitarian trip that took him far out of his comfort zone.

The trip, part of Kool Doct...
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Annual 'Sharing Smiles Day' from Kool Smiles offers free dental care for children
May 17, 2017

Hundreds of volunteer dentists and staff throughout the country will provide free dental care to children in need on Sunday, May 21 during the third annual Sharing ...
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Free Dental Care for Children Nationwide During Kool Smiles' 3rd Annual Sharing Smiles Day
May 01, 2017

Hundreds of volunteer dentists and staff throughout the country will provide free dental care to children in need on Sunday, May 21 during the third annual Sharing Smiles Day, a free dental care day exclusively ...
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Kool Smiles Surpasses $111 Million in Uncompensated Care for Uninsured Children and Adults
Mar 08, 2017

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care for underserved children and families nationwide, today announced its dentists have provided more than...
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Kool Smiles Donates Dental Supplies to Hattiesburg Families Affected by Tornado
Feb 16, 2017

Staff from Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care for local children and families, delivered more than 500 toothbrushes to families impacted b...
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Kool Smiles El Paso Teams Up With Rancho los Amigos Hogar de Ninos to Bring Smiles to Ciudad Juarez Orphans in Need
Dec 19, 2016

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Dentists and staff from Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care ...
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Dr. Tara Pursley talks with My Fox 23 About Operation Troop Treats
Nov 18, 2016

Dr. Tara Pursley of Hattiesburg, Mississippi spoke with My Fox 23 to expla...
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Largest Halloween Candy Exchange by U.S. Dental Provider Generates More Than Four Tons of Donated Candy for U.S. Troops
Nov 18, 2016

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, today announced a record-breaking 8,651 pounds - more than four tons - of candy coll...
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Largest Halloween Candy Exchange Program by U.S. Dental Provider, 'Operation Troop Treats', Gears Up for Fifth Year
Oct 17, 2016

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities, is hosting for the fifth year ...
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Kool Smiles Partners with Flying Doctors of America to Deliver Dental Care in Bolivia
Aug 22, 2016

Two Kool Smiles dentists will join a team of medical volunteers with Flying Doctors of America this Sept. 4-10 to deliver much needed dental care to children and families in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The partnership is par...
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Kool Smiles "Operation Troop Treats" Campaign Announced as Finalist for 2016 Top National Health Care PR and Marketing Award
Jul 14, 2016

National children’s dental provider Kool Smiles has been named a finalist in the 2016 Ragan’s Health Care PR and Marketing Award for its ‘Operation Troop Treats&...
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Kool Smiles Area Dental Director Named to Howard University College of Dentistry Dean's Advisory Board
Jun 14, 2016

Dr. Andre Singleton, DDS, Area Dental Director for national children's dental provider Kool Smiles, has been named to the Dean's Advisory Board of Howard University's Colleg...
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As Millions Lack Dental Insurance, Local Clinic Offers Day of Free Services to Children
May 08, 2016

At last year’s Sharing Smiles Day, some of the children seeking treatment were in dire need: almost all their teeth were decayed.

"It was extreme," Dr. Ashley Nichols said. "We provided a lot of fillings ...
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Kool Smiles to Host 2nd Annual Free Dental Care Day for Uninsured Children Nationwide
Apr 18, 2016

Uninsured children throughout the country will receive much needed dental care at no cost during the Kool Smiles...
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Kool Smiles to Hold Online Career Fair for Dentists
Mar 11, 2016

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, will host its Spring 2016 Onlin...
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For Fourth Year, Kool Smiles Makes Good Dental Hygiene and Giving Back to U.S. Troops Overseas a Part of Halloween
Nov 16, 2015

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, today announced a record-bre...
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Largest Halloween Candy Exchange Program by U.S. Dental Provider, "Operation Troop Treats," Gears Up for Fourth Season
Oct 19, 2015

Kool Smiles, a leading U.S. provider of quality dental care in underserved communi...
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Kool Smiles "Smile On" Campaign Announced As Finalist for Top National Public Relations Award
Sep 10, 2015

National children’s dental provider Kool Smiles has been named a finalist in the nationally-renowned PR News Platinu...
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Don't forget kids' dental health in summer
Aug 04, 2015

Dr. Andre Singleton, a Kool Smiles dentist in El Paso, wrote to the El Paso Times to remind parents about the importance of dental health – even in the summer! Click here to see his tips for keeping your childre...
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Kool Smiles to Host Online Career Fair for Dentists
May 08, 2015

Dentist job seekers across the nation will have the opportunity to explore more than 100 professional opportunities, participate in a Twitter chat with recruiters, and apply for positions o...
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Kool Smiles Dentists Give Back During "Sharing Smiles" Free Care Day
Feb 10, 2015

In celebration of Children's Dental Health month this February, uninsured kids across the country will receive needed dental care at no cost during the "Sharing Smiles" day of free dental care, hosted by Kool Smiles.<...
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Data: CHIP dental coverage lowers costs
Feb 05, 2015

With funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) set to expire this September, children’s dental health advocates across the country are sounding the alarm that by cutting off patient access...
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LSU School of Dentistry Receives $25,000 Grant from Kool Smiles to Provide Pediatric Dental Care and Training
Dec 17, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The LSU Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry (LSUSD) will provide needed dental care to 65 pediatric patients and additional pediatric training and experience to as many as 65 dental students...
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Back-to-School Checklist Should Include Dental Check-Up
Aug 28, 2014

As parents and kids gear up for a new school year, a trip to the dentist should be on everyone’s back-to-school checklist, according to dentists from Read More

More than Two Tons of Candy Donated To Kool Smiles Halloween Treats for Toys Exchange Benefiting Troops
Dec 09, 2013

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, today announce a record-breaking 4,054 pounds &...
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Kool Smiles Releases New Oral Health Care Lesson Plans for Teachers and Free Toothbrushes for Pupils
Oct 07, 2013

Children across the nation are back to school and in addition to paper, pencils and other typical school supplies, they are coming home with toothbrushes supplied by Kool Smiles dental offices – that’s if ...
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Kool Smiles will donate 50,000 toothbrushes for teachers who use the lesson plans
Feb 20, 2013

Atlanta, GA – The dire state of oral health for many children across America has led Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities nationwide, to partner with the Institute fo...
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Kool Smiles Killeen Named Best in Central Texas by The Killeen Daily Herald Readers
Jul 03, 2012

Kool Smiles Killeen announced today that it has been selected as “Best Dentist” in the 2012 Best of Central Texas reader’s poll. Issued by The Killeen Daily Herald, the annual survey received more th...
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New Britain Kool Smiles Selected as Best New Dentist in the Area According to 2012 New Britain Herald Reader's Poll
Jun 20, 2012

New Britain Kool Smiles Selected as “Best New Dentist” in the Area According to 2012 New Britain Herald Reader’s Poll

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Kool Smiles New Britain announced today that it ha...
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Kool Smiles Donates Oral Health Supplies to Red Cross Disaster Relief Effort
May 16, 2011

In response to a request from the American Red Cross, Kool Smiles recently donated oral health supplies to help approximately 3,000 victims of the recent flooding and tornadoes in Mississippi and surrounding areas. Read More

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