Tomorrow's SMILES, Pay It Forward, Dr. Ronald Goldstein, preparing teens for success
To help prepare teens for success, caring dental professionals agree to provide pro bono treatment services to a pre-screened motivated youth. In return for receiving this life-changing care, participating teens Pay It Forward by serving as mentors and sharing their newfound oral health knowledge through interactive oral health lessons with younger children in their community.
"It was wonderful to teach the kids in my community about taking care of their teeth. I wouldn't want a child to go through what I did."
Jalja, a Tomorrow's SMILES teen
"Giving back has long been a priority in my family, and through this program I hope the young people served will 'pay it forward'."
Ronald Goldstein, DDS
Tomorrow's SMILES was created with a founding gift from Dr. Goldstein, a highly respected clinician, author and lecturer.
America's ToothFairy Affiliates and caring volunteer dental professionals provide treatment for students who have been identified and prescreened through partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Association of School Nurses.
Through this program sponsored by the Patterson Foundation, caring volunteer dentists provide pro-bono restorative services for a prescreened underserved teen and have access to generously donated products from Invisalign® and Nobel Biocare™ (including Procera®).