Team Smile Detroit, Michigan

Dr. Mansour Team Smile Detroit 2016The Team Smile Charitable Mission is to Promote Children’s Oral Health!

TeamSmile is the nation’s premier advocacy group that partners oral health professionals with professional athletic organizations to provide life-changing dental care to underserved children in our communities. By partnering with professional sports organizations, we create an experience that develops bonds between children’s organizations, oral health professionals, surrounding communities, and the athletes that solidify the message that oral health care is vitally important to long-term health. Through this experience, children receive free oral health education, screening, treatment, and are taught that the mouth and body are linked for overall health.

Dr. Mansour & His Dental Team

We were very excited to be part of the 2016 Team Smile event held at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Our team had lots of fun and found the event to be a very rewarding experience. We performed many different dental treatments including, x-rays, exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions, and root canals, and shared basic oral hygiene instructions. There were well over 300 children in attendance including, several kids that said they’ve never had a tooth brush or had to share with other family members and many others that had never seen a dentist before.

  • Michele assisted Dr Mansour with procedures.
  • Kim worked in the instrument area to make sure everyone had what they needed.
  • Rebekah took x-rays on the kids and also taught some high-school CO-OP student volunteers what types of x-rays we had to take and how to position them properly (as they were in the running to be future dentists).

Per TeamSmile, 241 children were served and more than $124,680 worth of dental and preventative care was provided in 2016 by our staff and other

Colgate donated tooth brushes and toothpaste for all the kids to take home. Lions Coach Jim Caldwell, and Lions players; Michael Burton, and Zach Zenner walked around and signed autographs. There were also a couple of Lions cheerleaders in attendance too.

Overall, was a fantastic day! The entire team loved helping all the kids!

For more information on Team Smile visit their webpage at www.teamsmile.org.