Elkhart prides itself on offering a committed and growing educational experience. A breadth of higher educational institutions are located in and around the city, including University of Notre Dame, Goshen College, Saint Mary's College, Ivy Tech Community College and more. Here, students gain the opportunity to obtain bachelors, master's and associate degrees, depending on the institution.
Elkhart's museums are home to some of the world's most coveted art pieces. A ticket to the Midwest Museum of American Art buys you a day with over 2,500 works including that of Andy Warhol, Robert Henri, and Norman Rockwell. If music is more your scene, don't miss the Elkhart Jazz Festival, a 3 day musical celebration held on the banks of the Elkhart River. Enjoy great food, music and local art.
Elkhart has over 33 recreational parks, including a water park, two skate parks and a golf course. Downtown Riverwalk is located in the heart of the city and features a rollerblading path that doubles as an ice skating rink in the winter! The 10-foot wide Riverwalk itself is a 2-mile path that circles around the island and offers picturesque views of the city from every angle.
Referred to as "Big city dining, but with free parking," downtown Elkhart is your one stop shop for all things delicious. The city is filled with locally sourced menus, award winning restaurants, and a variety of dining options. Experience The Moringa Tree, an organic cafe serving natural and healthy meals to fuel even the most active of customers.
The St. Joseph River plays an enormous role in Indiana's economy. The river contributes to several million dollars annually and serves as a bountiful trout and salmon sport fishery. The river spans a total of 206 miles long with about 16 miles in Indiana. Canoeists find the trip enjoyable as long as they are prepared for portage.
Patients can expect quality care and great customer service at Kool Smiles. An amazing 97% of Kool Smiles patients say they'll refer their friends and family. Our dream is to create a world of happy, healthy smiles. We believe that every family in America deserves quality dental care. That's what drives us to open dental offices in underserved communities. And it's why we're selecting smart, talented people to join us.
We currently offer the following services:
Our treatment areas are designed to be kid-friendly, semi-private, and accessible to parents. Our doctors use basic behavioral guidance techniques such as "tell, show, do" to make dental treatment a pleasant experience for all.
Our team of specialists, general dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants work together efficiently to provide comprehensive dental services.
Kool Smiles offices have brightly colored, oversize waiting areas that include children's play areas, many of which have full playground sets where younger children can climb, slide, and explore.
"I feel like we have found an impeccable group of people that really care for the kids."
Dr. Priya Grewal, DDS
At the end of each day, everyone at Kool Smiles knows they've accomplished something that matters—something that makes a difference in the world—a positive change in the lives of children and their families.
Having the right dentist makes all the difference in the world. Our dentists share a common bond: they are passionate about providing quality dental care to families. All of our dentists go through Kool Smiles training upon hire and continue to receive company sponsored continuing education. Many of our dentists are active in both local, regional, or state dental associations, serve on Medicaid advisory boards, and participate in national associations such as American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Kool Smiles is committed to expanding access to quality dentistry and oral healthcare services in underserved communities.
Lack of healthcare coverage, or being enrolled in the Medicaid program, should not undermine an individual’s access to vital dental services.
80% of the nation’s 179,000 practicing dentists refuse to provide care to Medicaid enrollees.
We’ve partnered extensively with local schools, daycares and community organizations to provide much-needed oral health screenings and supplies, free of charge. In 2012 alone, Kool Smiles provided over $18.5 million in dental services to children with no form of payment for those procedures, simply because it was in the best interest of the children and their health.
In addition to strong clinical oversight, Kool Smiles has implemented an advanced electronic health records (EHR) system that is used in every Kool Smiles office across the country to measure and report on clinical compliance. The system is closely monitored by our dental clinical leaders to assure all dentists are in compliance with professional standards as well as ADA and AAPD guidelines.