Dental-X Smile Centres is proud and happy to announce that we contributed to Gift from the Heart charity event. It was our first year participating, with the hopes of many more years of contribution in the future.

To honor the spirit of Valentine's Day, on February 8th, 2014, independent dental hygienists across Canada opened their clinics to provide oral health care services at no cost to those who need those most. Gift from the Heart is a charity event that promotes awareness of the importance of oral health. Proper dental hygiene leads to healthy teeth, which prevents more serious dental problems in the future. Oral health is also essential for overall health. Everyone in Canada deserves access to proper oral health care, but unfortunately, many are not financially capable of accessing such services. By participating in the Gift from the Heart campaign, we hope to reduce the number of those in need of dental care.

For this event, we had three dental hygienists on site and a dentist working from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Dr. Kamalbake performed dental check-ups as well as emergency dental procedures. We had a tooth fairy, who entertained children while promoting proper dental care and educating everyone on the link between oral health and overall health. She was happy to answer any questions and took pictures with our patrons for a lifetime of memories. We also gave free oral care products and goody bags.

We hope we made a difference in our community by participating in this event.