Killeen is a fast-growing, family-friendly city located in Central Texas. Here you'll find a close-knit community with big skies, sunshine, and a whole lot of Texas charm.
For a family night out, take the kiddos to watch a laser light show at the Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theatre or go bowling at the Killeen Bowlerama. Get in touch with Texas culture at the Rodeo Killeen or watch a play at the Vive Les Arts Theatre. Killeen also hosts a number of festivals year round. Browse the works of local artisans at the Take 190 West Art Festival or sway to the beat of live music at the Hot Summer Nights Music Festival. No matter your tastes or age, there's no shortage of fun to be had in Killeen.
Killeen is a cultural melting pot and boasts over 100 restaurants that represent dozens of countries. Get your fill of spicy Mexican fare at Sure Fire Tacos & Tortilla Grill or sample the mouthwatering meats at Petty's BBQ. For some fabulous international fare, make your way to North Killeen where you can try the sesame chicken at Wok on Fire, the chicken tikka masala at Red Onion Indian Bistro, or the red curry at Thai Thai. For a burger that can't be beat, Billy Bob's Burgers #1 is the place to go. No matter what you're in the mood to eat, you'll find plenty of tasty options in Killeen.
Big open skies and the great outdoors are calling in Killeen. The city of Killeen has over 20 parks and there are plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities just outside the city as well. Head just 30 minutes outside of Killeen where the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area offers miles of hiking and biking trails, a water park, and a host of watersports on the 19 square mile lake. Mother Neff State Park lies just an hour northeast of Killeen and offers 259 acres of wooded area, rivers, campgrounds, and hiking trails.
From antique stores to outlet malls to national chain stores, the shops in and around Killeen have what you need! For the classic shopping experience, head over to the Killeen Mall, where you'll find over 90 stores anchored by the likes of JCPenney, Dillard's, and Sears. For fabulous deals on popular brand name apparel and home goods, take a day trip over to the outlet mall in Round Rock, Texas. If you're on the hunt for vintage treasures, make your way to Paply's Gifts & Antique Mall in South Killeen.
Just three short miles away from the city of Killeen is the world's most populated military base, Fort Hood. Covering 340 square miles, Fort Hood has a population of over 53,000 people and contributes significantly to the economy of Killeen. Fort Hood is the largest employer of the people of Killeen, employing over one third of the city's population. Fort Hood has two museums open to the public: the First Cavalry Division Museum and Third Armored Cavalry Regiment Museum which house collections of military artifacts and photographs. The people of Killeen and Fort Hood are served by the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport, which is a joint-use facility for both military personnel and civilians.
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.
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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.
"Kool Smiles is providing care for underserved communities and we're doing it in a very, very high quality way."
Dr. Diane Earle, 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.
Paige joined Benevis in April of 2016 as a Manager of Talent Acquisition. Her main focus is recruiting leadership team members such as Office Managers for the Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Texas markets. She is also a resource in the hiring of clinical staff and Benevis employees. Prior to that, she worked in the staffing industry for over 16 years where she honed her recruiting skills and worked to resolved staffing challenges across multiple industries. She enjoys building relationships and accepts new challenges with a smile. In her spare time, you can find Paige spending time with family and friends and her two rescue dogs, Bailey and Jack. She also appreciates the outdoors, beach vacations, and trying new restaurants.
Rosa joined Benevis in 2010 as the Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition. She manages a team of four recruiters and conducts full-cycle recruitment of General Dentists. Rosa is responsible for identifying qualified dental practitioners for dental offices located in Virginia, Texas, Arkansas, Okalahoma and New Mexico. Rosa loves interacting with her candidates and helping them find positions where they will be happy doing what they love. She is a foodie who enjoys cooking and eating at new and delicious restaurants.
Shaheen has worked with Benevis for over 7 years. She loves building relationships with her candidates and seeing them grow with the company. Shaheen is a world traveler, having visited countries like Brazil, Thailand, and Costa Rica. She is a three-time Tough Mudder competitor and is an outdoors enthusiast. A dog lover at heart, she has a GoldenDoodle named Piper, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Alyssa joined Benevis as a Manager of Talent Acquisition in 2014. She currently recruits general dentists throughout Texas, Maryland, Indiana, and Washington D.C. Alyssa considers her job to be not only fun, but incredibly gratifying. She loves being able to build relationships with new doctors every day, and help them find work they are passionate about. Alyssa is originally from Wisconsin, and loves cheering on the green and yellow (Go Packers!). Her favorite pastimes are hiking with her dog and spending quality time with family and friends.
Brandi joined Benevis as a Manager of Talent Acquisition in 2014. She supervises the recruitment of dental specialists in Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico and Virginia. Brandi has over a decade of experience in the healthcare field, and loves the value that Benevis places on its employees. Brandi is a graduate of the University of Georgia and is a big Bulldog fan! She enjoys yoga, traveling (especially if it involves a beach), and having fun with family and friends.