Welcome to SmileRestore.org
We Are Here To Help Anyone Who Needs Us.
We are not a “free clinic”, but a non-profit service with a heart to see healthy mouths in people from all levels of income. To accomplish this, we use several fee structures that adjust our charges, based upon the need of the patient. While our standard pricing is already below local levels, we then provide even-lower pricing for those that can prove they are in financial need.
Insured? Not insured? Underinsured?
SmileRestore can offer several options for making payments for your services. Some cash payment will always be required in order to help us cover our costsSmileRestore is a dental office created to be a referral-based non-profit service to the people who need us the most. In August of 2012, our 501(c)(3) status was accepted. On December 1st 2014, we opened the doors to patients at our current location. Never changing, the goals of SmileRestore have been to improve access to dental care, improve dental health, establish partnerships with other social agencies, enlist additional dental care providers to help provide services, and to fund operations. SmileRestore greatly values our patients and the volunteers and employees who make the operations of this non-profit possible.
Help Us Help Others.
Donations are a great way to help. Smile Restore is a privately funded non-profit organization. We have the same overhead and expenses associated with any dental office, we provide substantial discounts (based upon need) and do not receive state or federal funding. We ask that our financially able patients will consider making donations to help cover our costs. Donations by corporations or individuals in our community could have positive impact in our patients’ lives, and help us to expand our efforts. We greatly appreciate any and all community support whether you are a patient or not.
“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
Volunteering is a nice option for helping. Are you a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant that would like to help us serve our community? We invite you to volunteer to work alongside our professional staff as little or as much as you desire. In return, you will receive the satisfaction of knowing you have helped change the life of someone who might not otherwise receive dental care.
What is the target population?
We provide dental services primarily to Northern Nevada residents, though we welcome anyone seeking good dental health. We have a desire to help underemployed or underinsured veterans, families, the elderly, and the medically and/or physically compromised.
What is the health concern?
- The Nevada State population is 3 million
- Nearly 40% of the population have not visited a dentist or dental clinic within the past year
- Approximately 65,000 children under the age of 19 are at or below the Federal Poverty Level without insurance
- Nearly 39% of seniors have no dental insurance
- Over 18% have lost all of their teeth
- Nearly 26% have lost six or more teeth
- According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in surveys listing and ranking the 10 highest unmet needs for homeless veterans, dental care was consistently ranked by homeless veterans as one of their top 3 unmet needs, along with long-term permanent house and childcare
- Alzheimer’s – 82% of all autopsies performed on the brains of Alzheimer’s patients had dental plaque and oral bacteria evident.
- Heart Disease – A relationship identified in the early 90’s puts heart disease and gum disease at a 95% correlative relationship.
- ER visits are on the rise for the occurrence of dental abscesses and pain, but ER Doctors are not dentists, and are not equipped to eliminate the “root” of the problem, so the pain will usually return.