Aspen Dental is committed to bringing smiles to the communities we serve. Our “Smile for Good” initiative encompasses a wide range of activities, including partnerships, corporate donations, network-wide events, in-office donations and service in local communities.
Our proudest moments:
American Red Cross
Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, Aspen Dental launched An Hour for Haiti, a voluntary program that gave Aspen Dental team members the ability of donating the equivalent of one hour’s pay to the American Red Cross for Haiti relief. The initiative resulted in donations of more than $52,000.
Oral Health America (OHA)
The Aspen Dental network teamed up with Oral Health America on a new campaign targeting adults and seniors, Smile for Life: Bridging the Gap Between Oral and Overall Health, launched in September 2010. Previous OHA partnerships included the National Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP) which targets the education of young athletes on the dangers of tobacco use.
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC)
Aspen Dental provided the HW-SC, a nationally-recognized youth development program, with a four-year, $50,000 grant to support its efforts. Dentists and Hygienists from Aspen Dental provide free dental services to high school students.
Creating Holiday Smiles
Each holiday season, Aspen Dental gives back to their local communities through the company’s “Creating Holiday Smiles” initiative. Aspen Dental team members work in conjunction with a number of community service organizations, including Toys for Tots, United Way, Salvation Army, Christmas Across America, and the Ronald McDonald House.
Each year Aspen Dental offices participate in clean-up efforts nationwide. Members of Aspen Dental’s “Smile Squad” remove litter from parks and other public areas in Aspen Dental communities.
Past Recipients of Aspen Dental Goodwill:
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Down Syndrome
- Feeding America
- Hugs for Hope
- Make-a-Wish Foundation
- Oral Cancer Foundation
- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society