Our 11th ‘Give Where You Live’ Clinic was a Big Success!

On Saturday, December 8, Bright Smiles in partnership with the Chatham Kent Public Health Unit hosted our 11th “Give Where You Live” FREE dental hygiene clinic. We provided $2,761.96 worth of free treatment to clients from the Blenheim Youth Centre!

A huge thank you to our volunteers for making the day a success!

Also, thank you to Laura Carrick, RMT for graciously donating two 30 minute massages; one for a lucky volunteer and one for a client. Congratulations to our winners!

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Bright Smiles 10th “Give Where You Live” Event!

On Saturday, Bright Smiles, in partnership with the Chatham-Kent public health unit, hosted our 10th “Give Where You Live” FREE dental hygiene clinic. We provided over $1,800 in treatment at no cost to 11 people in need from our community.

To date, we have provided $25,802.07 of free dental care to our community!

We couldn’t do it without our wonderful volunteers.

A special thank you to those who volunteered their time this past weekend:

  • Katie Gagner
  • Jill Howe
  • Cathy Kocis
  • Vicky Laevens
  • Leeanne Pepper

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Bright Smiles helps found the Erie St. Clair Oral Health Coalition

It is with great excitement that we announce that Bright Smiles, in partnership with Public Health Units and the Community Health Centre, have founded the Erie St. Clair Oral Health Coalition.

We advocate for provincially funded dental care by way of petitions to the legislative assembly of Ontario, and encourage our local MPP’s to help close gaps and create a publicly funded oral health model for all.

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Bright Smiles Owner Receives ‘Young Business Individual of the Year’ Award!

To say this past year and a half has been a journey would be an understatement. I am proud to be the recipient of the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce “young business individual of the year” award. Opening Bright Smiles was a huge life goal realized. Without the support of the community, friend and most importantly my family, none of this would be possible. So I share this award with everyone who helped me along the way in making this dream a reality.

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8th ‘Give Where You Live’ Runs Successfully with ‘Gift From The Heart’

Today Bright Smiles “Give Where You Live” free dental hygiene clinic was in conjunction with the nation wide event “Gift From The Heart”. We provided over $2,400 worth of treatment to 12 people in need in our community.

We couldn’t do it without the support of our amazing volunteer team so a HUGE heartfelt thank you to:

  • Cathy Kocis
  • Leeanne Pepper
  • Lisa Lumley
  • Janet O’Mara

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7th ‘Give Where You Live” Event a Great Success!

On Saturday February 3rd, Bright Smiles CDH in partnership with the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit hosted our 7th “Give Where You Live” FREE dental hygiene day. $3,019.81 of treatment was provided at no cost to 15 members of our community.

Since November of 2016, we have provided a total of $16,281.21 in FREE treatment.
We couldn’t do it without the support of our amazing volunteer team so a HUGE heartfelt thank you to:

  • Anjum Farheen
  • Leeanne Pepper
  • Melissa Bushey Harling
  • Vicky Laevens

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Bright Smiles Is Proud to Support ‘Shop with a Cop’ Again!

Bright Smiles is proud to support ‘Shop with a Cop’ again this holiday season by donating over 100 toothbrushes and toothpastes

Donations going out!

The purpose of this event is to foster positive relationships between children and law enforcement officers. Kids between the ages of 5-12 from across the Municipality are selected by Chatham-Kent Children’s Services, Big Brothers & Big Sisters and Victim Services. Each child is given a Walmart gift card to purchase gifts for their immediate family.The children are assigned their own officer as their ‘personal shopping assistant’ who escort them around the store to assist in selecting appropriate gifts for each family member. After shopping, the children are transported to the Bradley Convention Centre where they enjoy breakfast and other fun Christmas activities while elves wrapped their presents.

 

The goal of ‘Shop with a Cop’ is to break down the barriers between young people and law enforcement, with the intent of developing a better and more trusting relationship with those in uniform.

To learn more, visit: http://ckpolice.com/shop-with-a-cop/

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We Toured the Chatham Water Treatment Plant! What a Cool Place!

Bright Smiles along with the Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistants from the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit toured the Chatham Water Treatment Plant. We learned about how our water is treated and how fluoride is added to our drinking water.

Did you know…for $1.85 you can fill 2000 500mL bottles of water?

Thank you to all of the staff who took the time to explain the plant and processes to us. You do great work!

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Give Where You Live #6 a Resounding Success!

Everyone was smiling during our “Give Where You Live” FREE dental hygiene clinic yesterday.

We were able to treat 16 people in need and provide over $2,800 in treatment at no cost!

A heartfelt thank you to all of our volunteers who made this clinic not only successful, but fun!

Thank you to:

  • Abbigail O’Brien
  • Anjum Farheen
  • Devan VanVlymen
  • Leeanne Pepper
  • Lexie VanVlymen
  • Marnie VanVlymen
  • Robert Fairbairn
  • Stacy Verleye-Rybansky
  • Tatiana Gutierrez-Dassios

Also, a specific heartfelt thank you to the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit of the use of their mobile equipment, instruments and supplies. We couldn’t do it without you!

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Meeting with MPP Monte McNaughton!

A huge thank you to MPP Monte McNaughton for meeting with Beth from the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centre, Leeanne from the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit and Christine from Bright Smiles Community Dental Hygiene earlier today.

We discussed the need for dental programs for low income adults and seniors. We submitted dozens of petitions to Monte in support of this cause.

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‘Give Where You Live’ Passes a Major Milestone!

‘Give Where You Live’ Passes a Major Milestone!

In only 10 months we have broken the $10,000 in FREE treatment barrier with our 5th Give Where You Live dental hygiene clinic!

A huge thank you to all of the volunteers and support we have received from the community to make these charity days possible.

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Before and After: What a Difference!

Before and After: What a Difference!

The importance of dental hygiene care can be seen here in these before and after photos. This client received FREE dental hygiene treatment during our Give Where You Live clinic on Sunday.

We are accepting new clients so call today to book your appointment!

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Bright Smile’s 5th “Give Where You Live” Day a Success!

Today we hosted our 5th “Give Where You Live” FREE dental hygiene day. We provided $1,700 in treatment to 12 clients in need in our community.

A huge thank you to our volunteers Leeanne, Jillian and Cathy for their outstanding service and dedication to making today a success!

Our next FREE clinic will be happening on Saturday, November 4th. Check out our website for more details.

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