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Perfect Smile Dentistry Gives Back to the Community

Serving those in need is the mission of Dr. Mark Davis of Perfect Smile in Tulsa. As a member of the national non-profit organization Dentistry from the Heart, Davis sets aside a day to perform free dental work for adults 18 years of age and older. Dentistry from the Heart is comprised of thousands of member dentists across the country who give back to their communities by providing free dental care. This year’s event in Tulsa will be held April 21.

“It all comes down to wanting to provide something greater to my community,” said Davis. “The donation of our services on this special day gives Tulsans a renewed reason to smile.”

Davis and his team of team of 30 staff members, volunteers and sponsors give the first 100 patients who come to the practice a free cleaning, filling or extraction. “We are honored to be conducting this event in Tulsa for the fourth year in a row,” said Davis. “During this one day, we will give away more than $30,000 in dental services.” In fact, his practice has given away more than $640,000 in services to those in need since 1990.

Community service is of utmost importance to Dr. Davis. His practice also supports Catholic Charities Blessed Mother Teresa Dental Services and Davis serves as the team dentist for the Tulsa Oilers hockey team. Most importantly, Davis enjoys seeing how improved dental care can make such a positive impact on a person’s physical appears and on their overall quality of life. “That is the most rewarding part of my job,” Davis said.

The Perfect Smile practice provides the latest technologies available in dentistry including cosmetic, advanced endodontics and periodontics, and invisible braces. Davis is a member of the ADA, ODA, Tulsa County Dental Society and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The practice includes 18 employees including Dr. Peggy Merrill who has recently joined the organization. Perfect Smile offers a new patient exam with x-rays for $79.

The April 21 Dentistry from the Heart event will take place at Perfect Smile offices, 5301 S. Lewis in Tulsa. Doors open at 8 a.m. For more information on Perfect Smile, visit PerfectSmileTulsa.com.

Writer Louann Buhlinger is the principal of Lion’s Roar Consulting, a business marketing and communications firm.