Whether you’re the patient receiving care or the dentist providing care, the TDA Smiles Foundation positively affects thousands of lives each year. Empowering the philosophy—smile and the whole world smiles with you.
Since our inception, the TDA Smiles Foundation has treated over 50,000 patients and delivered over $35.6 million in charitable dental care. Here are statistics from each of our programs.
Texas Mission of Mercy
*Healthy Smiles for Texans
Every day we touch people’s lives. Here are just a few of the many thank yous and kind words that we have received.
Healthy Smiles for TexansPatient's Mother
“Without the help of [TDASF] my daughter would not be able to smile like she does now. Thanks so much for the wonderful miracle we received. We will always be grateful.”
Texas Mission of MercyPatient - Mesquite
“They did about $4,000 worth of [dental] work on me and were amazing people, and asked for nothing. I tried my best to tell each and every one thank you for your services…I know that will never be enough…But all I can say is you have made an old woman cry. Thank you.”
Texas Mission of MercyVolunteer Dentist - Texarkana
“I had originally planned to only volunteer for the afternoon shift on Friday, but after I saw how much it meant to the patients, to be able to finally get a toothache taken care of, or to smile again, I decided to stay for Saturday as well.”
See for yourself the amazing impact our programs have on the lives of not only our patients, but our community volunteers and volunteer dentists.
Press and news media play a vital role in aiding access to dental care in Texas. Not only do they help get word to patients on available care but also help us recruit volunteers, encourage donations, and report on the amazing programs provided by the TDA Smiles Foundation.
Press is always welcome at our events. If you are interesting in covering an upcoming event, please contact us at 512-448-2441.