What is the Save-a-Smile Foundation?

Trident Save-a-Smile Foundation was founded in 2021 and is committed to ensuring that all people have access to tooth-saving care. Our mission is to collaborate with other providers, non-profit clinics, and community centers to minimize the negative impacts of having limited access to care.


Latest Articles

Soaring to New Heights with Our Annual Save-a-Smile Event Posted in: Bay Endo, Endodontists, Painless Root Canal Specialists, Patients, Practice Management, RCT Endo, Save a Smile, Total Endo - Time flies and we can’t believe it’s been one whole year since we celebrated the success of our last Save-a-Smile… Read More »
save a smile-feature Show Some Love and Save a Smile! Posted in: Endodontists, Save a Smile - For the fifth year in a row, Trident ENDO Save-a-Smile will celebrate the American Association of Endodontists’ (AAE) Save-Your-Tooth month… Read More »
Foundation Years
Patients Helped
Value of Donation

Community Impact

As of May 2023, our teams have treated 114 patients since Save-a-Smile’s inception in 2018. The total value of these treatments is valued at $220,163.

The endodontists and dentists treated primarily low-income and undocumented immigrant patients. Without our event, these patients would have likely resorted to compromising “underground dentists” to relieve their tooth pain, or they could have lost their teeth by not treating them at all. Having damaged or missing teeth takes a hit at one’s self-esteem and makes it difficult for someone to live life confidently. Our patients are reaping the benefits of their root canal treatments and fearlessly re-entering the workforce.

“I have had a lot of pain recently, and my dentist confirmed that a root canal is needed to stop the pain and keep my tooth healthy. I just finished treatment and I no longer have pain. I urge you – don’t be scared. Reach out for treatment. The doctors will protect your teeth, which is the most important thing.”– SAS Patient

Save-a-Smile 2023 Event

Save-a-Smile 2022 Event

Last year, our team was able to raise a total of $41,111 in professional root canal treatment services and we managed to save 25 natural teeth. Frankly, we were impressed and grateful for the support of our community, corporate donors, and volunteers.

Little did we know that we would crush those numbers at our 2023 Save-a-Smile event, which resulted in a donated professional endodontic and dental services, specifically $45,069 in root canals and $7,403 in dental treatments, for a total of $52,472. Our team completed 23 root canals on 21 patients.

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