Newport News is the perfect blend of rich history, maritime marvels, and the great outdoors.
Named after the founder of the city, Christopher Newport University's campus sits right in town. Other nearby public universities include the College of William & Mary, Norkfolk State University, and Old Dominion University. Newport News Shipbuilding operates a vocational school teaching various shipyard trades.
Newport News is the perfect place to explore given its ideal location and lovely weather year-round. From mountain biking to paddle boating, Newport News can take you on an exhilarating outdoor adventure. Enjoy a peaceful sunset overlooking the James River, stroll the sandy beaches, or try your luck at salt or freshwater fishing!
From operas to ballets and plays, Newport News has a variety of theaters to entertain all ages and all interests. Cozzy's Comedy Club is a hot-spot for laughter lovers, with various stand-up comedians performing sets almost nightly. Skating rinks, mini golf, museums, and IMAX are all at your fingertips in Newport News.
Newport news was settled in 1621, with earlier records showing its name as "Newportes Newes." It was a small fishing village with rural plantations until after the Civil War, when construction of the railroad and shipyard brought thousands of workers to town. The Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company is still a major cornerstone of commerce in town.
The Virginia Living Museum is located in Newport News, where it is home to over 250 species, many of which are indigenous species to the area. The exhibits combine aspects of an aquarium, geological gallery, science center, aviary, botanical preserve and planetarium.
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.
"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.
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.
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