Roanoke is home to four colleges and universities, including The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institution, a world-class institution that offers combined training in medicine as well as clinical and biomedical research. Also in Roanoke is Hollins University, a private four-year women's college, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, and Virginia Western Community College. Other four-year institutions lie nearby in neighboring counties, including Roanoke College in Salem and Virginia tech in Montgomery County.
Having earned the distinction of Top Mountain Town and Top Trail Town by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, Roanoke is a lush, green paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The Roanoke Valley boasts stunning mountain views, hiking and biking trails, underground caves, championship fishing, disc golf courses, and a thriving geocaching industry. Roanoke itself boasts 22 miles of paved greenway that allows walkers, runners, and cyclist to explore both city and wilderness in Roanoke with ease. Must-see sights in Roanoke include Carvin's Cove Natural Reserve and the overlook at McAfee Knob.
From local blues at the Kirk Avenue Music Hall to soaring orchestral arrangements by the Roanoke Symphony at the Jefferson Center, a diversity of live music can be heard in Roanoke almost every night of the week. Roanoke also has a bounty of galleries and museums, including the renowned Taubman Museum of Art. On the first Friday of every month, studios and galleries all over the city open their doors as part of Roanoke's wildly popular Art By Night. It seems that in everywhere you look in Roanoke, there is an artistic or musical treasure just waiting to be discovered.
Whether its nighttime or daytime, there's always something fun to do in Roanoke. If you've got kiddos, take them over to Mill Mountain Zoo, where you can view over 45 species of animals, or beat the heat with a visit to Splash Valley Water Park. If it's date night, catch a showing at the Star City Mystery Dinner Theater or the Star City Comedy Club. For something truly unique, drive up to Mill Mountain, where you can be awed by an 88-foot glowing man-made star, a landmark that draws visitors from miles around. From there you can glimpse sweeping views of the downtown and decide where you'll have fun next!
If you love beautiful drives, you're in for a treat. Just 10 minutes from downtown Roanoke is an entry point to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Offering breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the parkway is 469 miles long, and is the most visited part of any National Parks System in the United States. During the summer, drivers can take in the lush greenery, and in the Autumn, they can marvel at the fiery colors of the changing leaves.
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.
"Working with Kool Smiles I'm doing what I really feel I was meant to do."
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.
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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