An important message from Maryjane Puffer, Executive Director, Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health.

Manchester Avenue Elementary,

I was pleasantly surprised by the comprehensive dental services the Smile Program provided for our students. Services were rendered in a professional manner with few tears and drama. Our students genuinely liked the services and staff. I was most impressed by the manner the staff had with difficult students.

Angela Boone, Family Resource Center Coordinator

We are so thankful for the wonderful dental care your organization provides to our students. Many would not receive any dental care if it were not for the Mobile Dentists.

Elizabeth J. Hollingsworth, RN, School Nurse

This is a wonderful service you offer to students, and is very professional and reliable. Thanks so much!

Shelly Bird, Secretary Creekview Elementary School

We are so fortunate to be able to participate in this much needed program. Thank you!

Sandy Marsh, Coordinator

Great job Big Smiles Dental!

D. Williams, Coordinator

Very flexible with our special needs students!

Margie Rossander, RN, School Nurse Canterbury Elementary

We love having you come to our school. Your staff is great!

Mandy Powell, Secretary Centennial Elementary School

As always, it was a pleasure having the Mobile Dentist team visit our school. Our children certainly are fortunate to have such a wonderful and beneficial opportunity!

Joanne Conn, School Nurse

The team took extra time with a special needs student that I didn’t think would cooperate. They were able to reassure her, and provided care quickly and painlessly.

Cindy, School Nurse

I always like having the Mobile Dentists come to my school, because I am so amazed they are able to see all our little ones and we never have a screaming episode. Everyone is always looking forward to seeing the Dentist. I never have parents displeased with the services or how they were conducted. I wish you would consider giving us one day of adult check ups!

Yvette Franklin, Health Professional

We loved the team that came! They truly sought to serve kids well, and worked hard to make sure everyone received excellent serve.

Kalie George, Executive Director

This program goes above and beyond, and they are professional and compassionate about what they do. We are grateful for this program!

Tammy Carey, Nurse

This service was one of the best resources that our school could have used. There are always so many students who don’t have a dentist and the parents don’t know where to go to get help for those students who need dental help. It’s so great that the dental team can come to the school to service the students. The school staff and parents thank Smile Programs so much for coming to help our students.

Natasha Mayweather, RN, School Nurse Holy Family School

It is a great way to give the children dental service at no cost to parents, because sometimes our parents don’t have the money, nor the transportation to get them to the dentist.

Sonia De La Torre, SAA

Thank you for your excellent service to our school community!

Becky Drummond, Elementary Principal

They did amazing! We had students who refused to open their mouths when they went to the dentist with their family that let the Smile Programs dentist examine their teeth here at the school.

Sarah Dean, School Nurse Franklin Learning Center

This program is excellent, all schools should participate. The kids were very excited and some mentioned that the visit to the dentist is not as scary as they thought. Your staff is awesome and caring, and our students were very happy.

Zoraida Olivo, Operations Manager

Excellent service for parents; no clinic visits, no time off from their jobs. For the students; great dental care. Thanks a lot Little Smiles New Jersey!

A Bernard, School Nurse

Excellent service to our students!

Dr. Beverley Martin, Assistant Principal

The service was excellent, and we want to thank you so much for bringing your program into our school. Your staff did an excellent job working with our nurse and office staff.

Catherine Webb, Office Manager

The dentist and hygienists were very thorough seeing students. Many students told the nurse how nice they were and it “didn’t hurt at all!” They took time with the students and were not trying to hurry them out the door. Our students had many dental issues…having this service available has been wonderful! We even had students from other schools in our district the dentist previously saw that were having issues. They immediately saw the student and addressed the concern!

Rachel Lee, RN, School Nurse

Your dentist and staff are awesome with our special needs children, and are so patient and kind. They made the visit for most less frightening for future exams. One preschool student went back to her class raving about her experience, and stating “They tickled my teeth!”.

M Stevens, RN

I love, love, love the Smile Programs staff and service! We have partnered for years, and our satisfaction with the services offered have been consistent. I look forward to working with you all next year.

LaTonya Maxwell, Family Support Counselor UChicago Charter School - Donoghue Campus

The staff did a wonderful job this year with the elementary and middle school students! They were friendly and very efficient with their time. They treated 40 students, which I believe was a record year for us!

Andrea McGrew, District Nurse

Thank you for this much needed service for the students!

Marie Newton, RN, School Nurse

What a WONDERFUL service for the children in our district. The staff was so friendly and made the children feel safe and comfortable! For many children this was their first time seeing a dentist or having any dental work done and they all did so well, because the dental team was so great. We are looking forward to your return visit.

Jessica Dorsey, BSN, RN, CCRN, CTTS, Southern Local/Miller School

Our Carnell School Family truly appreciated the dental services that you provide to our scholars here at school. Your team works in harmony getting the children screened and then providing the needed services. We hope to continue seeing Mobile Dentists here at Carnell Elementary in the years to come.

Vanessa Faine, School Nurse

Love the team of Joi, Dr. King, and Pam….and others! You guys rock! So great with the students!

Teresa Pratt, District Nurse

Friendly and professional!

Karen Sims, School Nurse

The team was great! They do a fabulous job, and the student’s really enjoy visiting the dentist.

Paula J. McCarthy, RN, School Nurse

The staff was incredibly friendly and efficient, and they showed up on time and prepared to work each day they visited us at HCP. Thank you!

Elizabeth Cushing, Paraprofessional

We are VERY pleased to be able to offer your services to our students. Thank you so much!

Angela Vass, RN Carroll County

The Mobile Dentist program continues to impress me every year. The office staff does an amazing job taking care of all the details. The dental team is professional and so easy to work with. They are EXCELLENT with our students. We are so happy about the restorative care that is now available as well. We look forward to your visits. You are making a huge difference in the lives of our students. Thank you!

Joanne Witts, RN, District Nurse

This service was wonderful. I would gladly recommend it to any other program. The staff was wonderful and very helpful.

Jessica Davis, RN, RDH, Health and Community Services Manager

I have worked with Smile Programs for several years now and can’t say enough good about your program.

Carol Halpin, School Nurse

The Big Smiles dental crew were great! They were all terrific with the kids and worked hard to see everyone. They ended up treating 75 of our students that otherwise may not have been to a dentist. There is just no way to express how happy that makes me! I look forward to having them back!

Erin Bonham, RN, School Nurse

Excellent service and friendly staff! This is a much needed service for our students, and we appreciate the care that you provide for our district!

Tina Perry, RN, School Nurse

The team was excellent with the kids, and they met and exceeded my expectations by doing everything they promised. The teachers also agree that this is a valuable service that we should continue to offer. We’re looking forward to making this a permanent program and growing it in the future.

Dan Goetz, RN, Nurse

The staff is very professional and compassionate, which is very important to the young students we serve.

Donna Davis, Family Advocate

We are very thankful for your program. We have several students who would not see a dentist if you did not come to our school. Thank you very much!

Gina Berry, Clinic Assistant

The staff worked extremely well with our 3-5 year old students and our autistic students. They are always pleasant, well organized, and efficient!

Mary Tolmie, MSN, RN, CSN, School Nurse

Excellent service and “bedside manner”. Every person in the dental team was awesome.

Blair, Registered Nurse

A pleasure to work with your staff! They were very accommodating to our classroom schedules. Dr. Jewell and the dental assistants and hygienist were wonderful with the students. We had a great three days, and we were able to let their parents know if further dental care was needed. Thanks so much!

Marynan Mudd, Family Resource Center Coordinator

This dental program runs very independently, with little assistance from school staff. It provides a great service for our students.

Patti Oester, Administrative Assistant Flanagan Grade School

The dentist and hygienist did an amazing job! In addition to the usual dental check-up, they did a lot of health teaching as well. They gave each child individualized attention and made sure each child felt good about him or her self, even if they had a cavity! I really liked that! They were sensitive to student needs and very nice to deal with. We can’t wait for them to come again!

Hagit Stone, School Nurse

It’s so refreshing to continue to work with such passionate, caring, professionals! The staff are always patient and helpful. They do whatever they can to provide quality dental care to as many students as possible.

Lisa A. Knight, RN, Registered School Nurse

The mobile dentist program is always so amazing! The staff is always friendly and professional, and we are always grateful for your visit. The students are so excited when they know that the mobile dentist is coming. Thank you so much for attending our academy!

Marquita Hall, RN, School Nurse

What a great program! I would encourage all schools, especially elementary schools, to try it out!

Megan Bounds, RN, Director of Health Services Lima-Brighton Elementary School

The staff were very efficient and organized, and the program ran smoothly.

Cynthia H. Morgan, Principal Edgemont Primary