Dental Schools in Utah

Smile for Miles

Giving back to the community is a high priority at Academy of Dental Careers.  We believe in helping those within our community and know that participating in service helps students gain valuable skills while becoming well-rounded dental professionals.  For this reason we have allocated the resources needed to facilitate and host 6 service projects a year!  We have a wonderful Project Coordinator, Gilary, who works with the students in planning and executing service projects throughout the community.

During one of our recent service projects the students came together as a class and decided that they wanted to help uninsured children get the preventative dental treatment they need in order to maintain a healthy smile.  That is when project, Smiles for Miles, was formed.  While preparing for this project students had the opportunity to network with various dental professionals, learn how to coordinate a large event, and work together as a team to meet various deadlines.  After many hours of planning , students volunteering their time, and receiving generous donations from different dental supply distributers, like; Patterson Dental, Henry Schein, and Ultradent, Smiles for Miles was made possible.

On Saturday, August 20, 2011 Academy of Dental Careers’ Directors, Instructors, current students and graduates volunteered their time and skills in providing children under the age of 17 with preventative dental care they needed.  Parents expressed their gratitude for providing their children with such valuable care.  Students delighted in the happiness of helping others while having the opportunity to utilize the skills they learned at Academy of Dental Careers.  When the project was completed not only did numerous children have an excellent experience in receiving their dental care but all those who participated in the project grew as individuals and gained a deeper motivation for helping others.