Harlingen High South is school #100 in the Smiles for Schools partnership program. Funding from the program went toward the school’s annual football camp.
School is in session, and middle and high schools across California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas are realizing that a partnership with their local dentist can mean more than just a free toothbrush.
So far this year, over 100 schools have partnered with Western Dental / Brident in the dental company’s “Smiles for Schools” program, which provides funding for and shares oral health educational information with intermediate and high schools.
With 110 schools signed up to-date, the program is on pace to reach this year’s goal of giving out more than $100,000 in support of schools.
Helping the program reach the “100” mark was Harlingen High South, in Harlingen, Texas. Funding provided by the Brident Dental office in Harlingen (a Western Dental affiliate) was used to support the school’s annual football camp, where aspiring young football players were given guidance in weight room training, nutrition and leadership. Each camp participant was issued a T-shirt that featured the Brident Dental logo.
Western Dental/Brident offices works with their Smiles for Schools partners to share dental health information and to be a presence at events like back-to-school night and health fairs. It’s a great way for schools to tap into the expertise of the company to learn good dental health practices, which is so important for young people to grasp.
The Smiles for Schools program supports good oral health habits and reaches children at an early age. More than 240 dental offices are paired with neighboring intermediate and high schools. Schools like Harlingen South are enthusiastic about their partnership with Brident, and many more schools throughout the West will likely be benefitting from a Smiles for Schools partnership as the school year progresses.
If your high school or middle school is looking for a dental health partner, contact Western Dental for a Smiles for Schools application by emailing MarketingDept@westerndental.com.