Modern Dental Professionals-Colorado, P.C. (d/b/a Bright Now! Dental) gave back to one local community in Denver, Colorado by providing dental services to underprivileged children as part of their “Bright Now! Dental Gives Back” initiative in partnership with the Denver Children’s Home (“DCH”).  This initiative further expands the goal of Smile Brands Inc. and its affiliated dental groups of community support and giving, following a successful and enlightening journey by a team of Smile Brands employees and doctors from its affiliated dental groups to Paraguay to offer their dental services to a community in desperate need of attention.

On Sunday February 26, the Aurora-Tower Rd. office welcomed 26 children to receive complimentary dental services, exceeding the initial goal. Additionally, the staff was able to treat six parents who were also in need of dental services in an effort to service as many people as possible. Bright Now! Dental provided an array of services at no cost, including exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, sealants, fluoride treatments, and extractions.  Orthodontic consultations were conducted free of charge and a free set of braces will also be given away to at least one patient with others pending further evaluation.

“That day was awesome!  I am so grateful for the staff and the facility for providing my children dental care,” said Maricela Soto, a parent of one of the children. As another parent, Elisa Galaviz, said, “They did a very good job; my family was in the office for five hours.  I had no idea that they were going to do so much work on my son’s teeth!  His recovery from the surgery was pretty painful but totally worth it!”

The dental staff team members who participated in the “Bright Now! Dental Gives Back” event were also overjoyed to have made such a difference.

“I was really touched by the excitement that one boy had that his mother was getting her work done,” said Jodi V. Taylor, office manager of the Aurora office. “He was so happy that she too could be seen, and he held her hand through her entire visit.”

The children had the opportunity for face-painting and crafts while they waited, which became an outlet for them to show their gratitude.

“It was great to be a part of the lives of these wonderful kids for a day and serve their dental needs,” said Vidhya Sampath, D.D.S. “I was overwhelmed by the hardships the parents face, and yet they selflessly put their children’s needs ahead of their own. These kids are all so rich at heart. I have grown as a person having witnessed their loving and generous nature. One girl, Laura, who is a choir singer in her school, made my assistant and me ‘thank you’ bracelets. This definitely was one of my best Sundays in a long time.”

The participating Bright Now! Dental office is located at 3551 S. Tower Road Unit C. For additional information about this office, please visit http://www.brightnow.com/locations/dental-office/aurora/bright-now-denta…. Modern Dental Professionals-Colorado, P.C. is staffed by Smile Brands Inc., the nation’s leading provider of business support services to dental groups in the United States based on the number of dental offices.