Smiles From The Heart – Free Day of Dentistry – May 18, 2013
Our 4th annual Smiles From The Heart will occur on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Smiles From The Heart is a free day of dental services provided to those in need in our local area. Services such as cleanings,fillings and extractions are provided on a first come, first served basis.
Two locations will be providing care, in hopes to serve even more community members:
- Smile Grand Haven & Little Smiles at 1203 S. Beechtree, Grand Haven
- Drs. Thornley & Bowen’s office at 17000 Robbins Rd, Grand Haven
Thank you to our growing list of sponsors:
- Dan Bowen DDS
- Bill Gaston DDS
- Brad Masse DDS
- John Leitner DDS
- Darren Riopelle DDS
- John Riopelle DDS
- Reynaldo Rivera MD DDS
- Dennis Thornley DDS
- Benco Dental
- Community Shores Bank
- Desserts By Design/Consider It Done
- Eastern Floral
- Fat Chix Coffee Cantina
- Grand Haven Eagles
- Grand Haven Tribune
- Hackley Hospital Dental Clinic
- Healthzone Chiropractic
- Kirby House
- Little Ceasar’s
- Morningstar Cafe
- Panera Bread
- Redi Rental
- Scholten Fant
- Tim Horton’s
- Tri-Cities Kiwanis
- VerDuin’s Printing
With the help of many volunteers and sponsors we were able to help over 180 community members in 2012. Find more information by visiting Smiles From The Heart on Facebook.
Grand Haven Children’s Coast Guard Parade
We had a great time marching in the 2012 Coast Guard Children’s Parade. Did you see the tooth fairy? We’ll be back in 2013!
Halloween Candy Buyback
Smile Grand Haven and Little Smiles partnered with local schools to bring you our 5th Annual Halloween Candy Buyback. Between November 2nd and 7th, 2012 , we collected over 1,500 lbs. of candy.
Holmes Elementary who won our $2,000 grand prize for collecting the most candy. Peach Plains and Jeffers Elementary won second place ($1,000) and third place ($750), respectively.
Congratulations and thank you to all the participating schools: Griffin, Rosy Mound, Peach Plains, Robinson, Holmes and Jeffers Elementary, White Pines Middle, and West Michigan Academy.
All candy is donated to Operation Gratitude through the National Guard. Shipping to Operation Gratitude in California has been graciously donated by AeroVision International in Muskegon.
Children’s Dental Health Month
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month – a great time to educate children on the benefits of good oral health. But more importantly, it is a great opportunity to provide a fun and positive experience to reinforce making healthy choices and to develop a trusting partnership with healthcare providers.
Since 1995, we have met with hundreds of students, from preschoolers to third graders at local elementary schools. We provide age appropriate interactive games, science experiments, questions and answer sessions and bags containing toothbrushes, floss and goodies.
In 2013 we will be visited with over 600 local students from preschool to 2nd grade. We hope we got to visit with your child! It was tons of fun!