Share a Smile
Henry Schein Practice Solutions Makes a Huge Difference at Share a Smile in Provo, Utah
About four times as many needy and homeless dental patients will immediately be able to receive services, thanks to a donation by Henry Schein Practice Solutions (HSPS) to Share a Smile, a nonprofit Provo-based organization that provides dental care to local homeless individuals through volunteer hours of local dental professionals and predental students. The clinic has been seeing about 30 patients a month and now plans on serving about 120 a month. Plans are being discussed to expand the service even more in the fall. There are no handouts. Patients are assigned community service to complete as their contribution toward their dental care services.
In its early days, Share a Smile pushed back dining room tables in the Food and Care Coalition building to provide dental care in the cafeteria. In the years since, dental facilities were installed in the Share a Smile clinic, but hardware and software resources within the clinic have become severely outdated, which limited expansion and growth of services. This week HSPS equipped the Share a Smile clinic with new and robust hardware and software, including peripheral equipment, to help it manage its practice. Included in this donation was the latest version of HSPS’s award-winning Dentrix practice management software and ongoing technical support. HSPS also reached out to other partners to encourage the donation of platinum sensors from DEXIS and a suite of GURU patient education videos from Reality Engineering. Patient care in the clinic will be greatly improved with these donations, which have now brought the clinic completely up-to-date with the best in cutting-edge technology.
Many HSPS team members volunteered time and talent for this worthy cause, including TSM’s Marc Blaser (HSPS System Administrator), Martin Gubler (HSPS Software Engineer) and Adam Densley (HSPS Quality Assurance Engineer), whose tech expertise transformed the Share a Smile clinic into a modern technology hub as TechCentral stood by to remotely assist.
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