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Happy National Smile Month! As future or current dental professionals, smiles are very important to us. A big part of our work is dedicated to ensuring patients have healthy, confident, and radiant smiles. So, to commemorate National Smile Month, here are three stories that make us smile.

1. Free Dental Check-Ups For Those In Need

The first story reports that The Salvation Army Southern Nevada and Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation have teamed up to deliver free dental check-ups to underprivileged individuals in Las Vegas. This not only improves their oral health, but it also builds their confidence in a time of need. That’s definitely smile-worthy! Check out the story here.

2. The Power of Puppies

The next story describes a dental practice in Arizona that uses the relaxation powers of two therapy dogs, Bella and Mia. The two hypoallergenic mini Goldendoodles help ease dental anxiety among patients, even those who weren’t initially anxious. The dogs’ cuteness is enough to generate smiles, not to mention the positive experience they’re providing to patients. Warning: Cuteness Overload.

3. Her New Smile Changed Her Life

Last but certainly not least, this story describes how a team of pediatric dentists changed a young girl’s life for the better. Stephanie Saldana was born with a rare tooth development disorder and was told she would lose all of her teeth by age 15. After the persistence of USC dental professionals, Stephanie’s smile has been restored and she has a new positive outlook on life. Her grades improved, her confidence is through the roof, and she now aspires to become a dental student at USC. Read the whole story here.

Smiles are a powerful thing; they have a direct influence on mood levels and confidence. Be the reason someone smiles today!

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