EscaRosa Smiles Campaign
The Smiles for Success Foundation (SFS) was established in 1995 by members from the American Association of Women Dentists. The Smiles for Success Foundation was formed to assist women in transition from welfare to work who cannot afford the cost of dental care. Facing a job interview for them may mean self-consciousness, embarrassment and pain as they attempt to hide decayed, missing and damaged teeth.
WHAT WE DO
We offer cost-free dental care to women who have completed community programs or are currently enrolled in job readiness programs with community based agencies, religious institutions or rehabilitative systems. While restoring oral health and a healthy smile, Smiles for Success gives participants a competitive edge in the job market by enhancing their appearance and assurance.
Smiles for Success was founded to help those who are helping themselves. The dental care offered is intended as a short-term solution to those who need treatment unavailable to them through government programs or traditional insurance, as they move from welfare to work. Recognizing the enormous lack of adequate dental care among the disadvantage, it is our heartfelt goal to help educate and instruct women treated by volunteer dentists so they can then seek and maintain permanent dental care as they become financially stable.
FUNDING MORE SMILES
Funding for the Smiles for Success Foundation program is provided through the generosity of corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and grants. Initial funding through grants from the Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Gillette Hayden Memorial Foundation, the Quaade Foundation, the Bowen Family Foundation, and the ADA Foundation made it possible to provide the basic services to get this worthwhile program established.
YOU CAN HELP
Your donation will help make it possible to continue and extend Smiles for Success programs into new areas and provide services to even more clients. The Smiles for Success Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a charitable organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. As such, donations to the foundation are tax-deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted under the law.