Love. Serve. Restore. Together. Local. Abroad. Education.

Seven terms describe the mission of  Hope Smiles, which closes the gap between available and affordable dental care for those in underserved communities.

On October 25, Hope Smiles partnered with St. Thomas Health’s mobile medical outreaches in Nashville as a part of the “Day of Hope, Health, and Healing”. In addition to providing dental care, the event as a whole offered medical care, behavioral health care, vision care, mammogram screenings, social services, and foot care.

Eighty-nine volunteers at the St. Thomas Day of Hope, Health, and Healing consisted of dentists, Meharry Medical School Dental students, UT Dental students, hygiene students, hygienists, assistants, administration, translators, and a prayer team from Brentwood Baptist Church.

During the event, Hope Smiles saw 183 patients, performed 284 simple extractions, 8 surgical extractions, and 34 patient exams.

Volunteers extracting teeth at the St. Thomas Day of Hope, Health, and Healing at the Municipal Auditorium.

Volunteers extracting teeth at the St. Thomas Day of Hope, Health, and Healing at the Municipal Auditorium.

They facilitate innovative and compassionate solutions through strategic partnerships, volunteer mobilization, and unparalleled education opportunities.

Hope Smiles, launched in 2005,  “restore confidence, hope, and smiles by pioneering innovative and compassionate ways to provide dental care to the underserved.”

Want to get involved with Hope Smiles? Visit: http://hopesmiles.org/get-involved/