Giving Back

Great businesses should provide value to the community. That’s why Heritage Oak Dental takes the time to give back. Whether it’s down the block or around the world, we serve the community through dental charity.

The bottom line is, we want Heritage Oak Dental to make a difference. That’s why it’s dental charity. It’s the legacy we can all leave behind. Take a look at the ways we contribute to our community, across the country, and around the globe.

Give Back a Smile
– Heritage Oak Dental has signed up with the “Give Back a Smile” (GBAS) program founded by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to restore the damaged teeth of domestic violence victims at no cost. Potential applicants call (800) 773-4227 to receive an application for the GBAS program.

Mercy Ministries Dental Care
– Heritage Oak Dental provides dental care for residents at Mercy Ministries. Since 1983, Mercy Ministries’ free-of-charge, voluntary Christian residential program has served a diverse population of young women from various socio-economic backgrounds, ages 13-28, who have been physically and sexually abused, including victims of sex trafficking as well as those who face life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression, and unplanned pregnancy. Mercy Ministries of America has residential homes in Monroe, LA; Nashville, TN; St. Louis, MO; and Sacramento, CA. For more information on Mercy Ministries and its global affiliates, please visit www.MercyMinistries.com.
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Smiles For Big Kids
– Smiles for BIG Kids® (SFBK) began in 2009 and, recognizing that often the parents’ dental health needs are equally as urgent as their children’s, SFBK focused on the needs of parents of SFK patients and the elderly. Since then, the program has expanded to address the dental needs of underserved adults (including parents of SFK patients). The Foundation has partnered with several local community organizations to identify eligible patients and, each year, member dentists provide much needed care to these individuals in the form of dentures, restorative treatment and specialty treatment. Still in its early stages of development, this project will hopefully be as successful as SFK someday.