Giving Back to Our Communities
Every year across the U.S., employees of Affordable Care and supported dental practices donate their time and resources to support patients in need of access to dental care. Our organization was founded on the principle of serving our communities, and we remain committed to providing access to those who are unable to afford dental care.
“Affordable Care’s Philosophy is front and center as we work to provide a team environment for doctors and staff from supported dental practices to learn from some of the best faculty in the country while making a positive impact in the lives of people who traditionally would not have access to high quality dental care."
- Jim Smyros, Senior Director of Operations, Implant Services, Affordable Care
Making a Difference Through Implant Training
Several times a year, Affordable Care facilitates a week-long Implant Training program for doctors and staff from supported dental practices.
The training provides a lecture and live surgery experience that focuses on team building and teaching the surgical and restorative elements of implant dentistry.
The patients treated in the program are patients in need who are unable to afford dental care, including homeless individuals, military veterans -- many who do not receive dental benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — and victims of domestic abuse.
Implant Training By the Numbers
“You genuinely don't realize how powerful a smile is until it comes from someone's life you have impacted.”
– Todd Luffman, Regional Manager, Lab, Affordable Dentures & Implants
Todd helps organize Affordable Care’s support of Mission of Mercy free dental clinics
Free Dentures at Mission of Mercy Clinics
Through support from Affordable Care, affiliated Affordable Dentures & Implants employees and practices make a positive difference at free dental clinics hosted by Mission of Mercy chapters across the U.S. The mobile clinics provide free dental services including cleanings, fillings, oral surgery, x-rays and dentures to patients in need. The Affordable Care team provides on-site dental labs to fabricate dentures for patients.
The video below highlights our volunteer support at a Mission of Mercy dental clinic for Military Veterans.
Support for America’s Dentists Care Foundation
Each year, Affordable Care provides funds to support the outreach work of ADCF, a national non-profit organization located in Wichita, Kansas, that is dedicated to delivering oral health care to the underserved. The ADCF supports dental clinics that provide free oral health care to those in need.