Miles of Smiles
Miles of Smiles is grateful for support from the Harvest Ball Society that helps provide dental care to the kids in the Northland that need it most—kids who are uninsured, underinsured, have limited transportation and resources; the kids who otherwise, would not see a dentist. Because of the Harvest Ball Society, kids like Joe not only have the opportunity to see a
dentist, but also have a dental home – with staff that remember them, care about them
and follow up to make sure they complete their dental care.
Joe is 9 years old and afraid to visit the dentist. He did not want to get into the dental chair even to have his teeth cleaned! The Miles of Smiles team put extra effort into making his
visit a great experience. By making him laugh and putting fun sunglasses on him to shield
him from the operatory light, the dentist was able to get his teeth cleaned and applied fluoride. He had a lot of fun, and walked away feeling proud about his smile and he felt like
he made friends at Miles of Smiles. Joe has to come back to get a cavity fixed, but we are confident he will ease in to the chair without fear, and we look forward to rocking the sunglasses with him again!