As part of its commitment to uplifting the communities it serves and positively impacting the future of children, Smile Doctors, the largest orthopedic dental support organization (OSO) in the United States, has launched a program organization-wide school literacy. Partnership program. The program will provide free books to children in the communities served by the brand’s more than 340 affiliate practices.
Through this partnership, the Smile Doctors Network of Affiliate Practices aims to improve reading development in their communities by helping to build home libraries to foster a culture of literacy, provide access to age-appropriate books and empowering families to develop their children’s reading skills through practice every day. night at home. Any child registered with Smile Doctors rising starprogram can stop at a participating clinic to pick up a free book.
That of the brand rising star The program focuses on providing early, free, high-quality orthodontic care to children ages 7-10. Bringing a child for consultation at a young age can make it easier to correct certain orthodontic treatments in the future and prepare them to achieve their goal. full smile potential. Any child between 7 and 10 years old can be registered at the rising star program to receive a free exam.
“The Scholastic Literacy Partnership fits perfectly with our rising star program. We are proud to be a resource to inspire early and continued reading and orthodontic care, as both are important investments in our children’s future,” said Jenn McClain DeJongCMO of Smile Doctors.
In addition to books available at clinics, Smile Doctors affiliate practices partner with local schools to provide free books for classrooms and educational “Tooth Talk” tours by local team members. The brand also partners with local libraries and after-school programs to give even more children access to community books.
“Creating confident smiles in our community is what we do, so when we had the opportunity to partner with Scholastic to provide books to area families, it was a no-brainer. Seeing the smiles on the faces of our patients, when they come into the clinic and pick up a book, is the ‘why’ of what we do,” shared Ryan HurleyDDS, MS from Hurley & Volk Orthodontics in the Chicagoland area.
On Thursday August 25 at 6pm CTSmile Doctors will launch its virtual read-aloud events with How to Catch the Tooth Fairy by Adam Wallace being read by Dr. Joyce Jamerson, school education strategist. The event will be streamed live on Smile Doctors Instagram, Facebook and TikTok so families can connect together at home. Click HERE to RSVP. The second event will take place on Thursday September 29 at 6pm CT with My toothbrush is missing by John Thomas read by Scholastic Education’s Vice President of Academic Planning and Solutions Development, Mr. Jimmy Brehm.
“We are proud to partner with Smile Doctors and share the joy of reading that so many generations have enjoyed with Scholastic,” shared Allison Bobbittaccount manager, school.
The network of Smile Doctors affiliate practices continues to explore partnership opportunities with local organizations and schools. To connect with the local practice nearest you to learn more about the Scholastic Literacy Partnership or to donate books, visit smiledoctors.com.
About Smile Doctors, LLC
Smile Doctors, LLC, is the largest orthopedic dental support organization (OSO) in the United States. The organization has the fastest growing network of leading orthodontists. With over 340 practice locations in 25 states, Smile Doctors has a rich history of developing and growing affiliated practices by providing tools and technology that allow their orthodontists to focus entirely on patient care. Smile Doctors is the largest network of Diamond Plus Invisalign providers.
Smile Doctors orthodontists are proud members of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association, and host the Conference Center for Excellence in Orthodontics. Smile Doctors’ mission is to create confident smiles that inspire the best in their patients, each other and the communities they serve.
For more information, please visit: www.smiledoctors.com.
Scholastic is the world’s largest and most trusted publisher of children’s books. Founded in 1920, Scholastic has worked with educators, parents and community partners to support literacy for over 100 years. Scholastic is home to an unrivaled roster of renowned authors and literacy experts. In addition to ensuring children have access to authentic, high-quality literature, Scholastic is committed to developing research-based print and digital curricula to support literacy development from birth through high school. .