Every Smile Matters
For 17 years, my husband, Todd, and I have supported the efforts of the Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation, whose mission is to improve access to dental care for less fortunate Texans. As a Board member for nine plus years, I have traveled the state and watched countless miracles happen through the Foundation's Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) events. These one or two-day events, held in partnership with local communities, provide free dental care to anyone in need. I have been blessed to chair six TMOM events in the Central Texas area, and have truly caught the "foundation fever." Last year was truly a rewarding time with the Foundation as we continue to improve and expand on the program known as SMART Smiles. Services to four Georgetown Elementary Schools included 312 students receiving prophies (cleanings), 313 FIuoride Varnish, 443 Sealants, and 340 Limited Oral Evaluations. The cost of the event was $10,000.00 but total care provided was an impressive $97,604.00. This inspired me to become more involved with TDASF and their other valuable programs. Dentists and technicians from across Texas, dedicated Foundation staff, and hundreds of tireless volunteers put smiles on the faces of thousands who cannot afford dental care, each year. Todd and I are always awed by the selfless sacrifice of so many involved with this organization. Still, the smiles and changed lives drive us to do more. We hope to continue to support the incredible work of the Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation for many more years. Please join us. Because every smile matters.
Thank you for supporting my fundraising campaign, Carol Woods
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