Biolase will partner with TeamSmile and the Los Angeles Chargers to provide free dental care to nearly 300 students at Gerald P. Carr Intermediate School in Santa Ana, California, on Friday, January 18 from 9 am to 3 pm, with special appearances by the Charger Girls. The students will receive free screenings and preventive care as well as radiographs and laser treatments onsite if necessary.
“Using the power of professional sports organizations, TeamSmile creates a fun day which gets children excited about dental care. We call it a TeamSmile dental tailgate party,” said John McCarthy, TeamSmile executive director. “We value this new partnership with Biolase, which provides us the opportunity to demonstrate pain-free care. We’re offering children memories and an education component that can last a lifetime.”
Biolase and TeamSmile first worked with the Chargers to provide oral healthcare to underserved children in 2018. The company and the advocacy organization have scheduled a similar program to provide care for underserved children in the Dallas area on February 4.
“Few things say ‘don’t fear the dentist’ like being able to receive treatment and then get an autograph from a Chargers alumni,” said Biolase CEO Todd Norbe. “Dental care is a significant part of life, and one we want to educate children on at an early age, instilling good habits and positive experiences. Because our dental lasers offer less invasive solutions, we’re able to foster a healthy environment, free of fear, pain, and anxiety.”