Winston-Salem Community Involvement
At Winston Smiles, we feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to serve others through the practice of dentistry. Unfortunately, so many of those around us are unable to pursue the dental treatment they desperately need due to a number of circumstances. Drs. Pruitt, Miller, Stowe, Steinbicker and Taylor have a sincere appreciation for this need and are committed to serving those less fortunate both locally and abroad. Some of our volunteer endeavors include:
Winston-Salem Rescue Mission
Winston-Salem Rescue Mission is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christ-centered ministry established as a response to the hundreds of homeless men wandering the streets of Winston-Salem. Since 1967, the Rescue Mission has been actively involved in meeting the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of destitute people. Through various programs, the Mission is able to reach out and effectively care for over 100 men each day, enriching men’s lives with nurturing and recovery services. Such services provide clients with shelter, medical & dental care, food, clothing, job training and Christian counseling.
Community Care Center
The Community Care Center was established by a group of visionary, retired physicians who wanted to help the increasing numbers of uninsured poor in our community. The Center opened its doors in October 2000, housed in a building that it leased from Novant Health, Inc., for $1 a year. A dental clinic staffed by volunteer dentists and hygienists followed in 2001. The Community Care Center is now the largest and most comprehensive free clinic in North Carolina.
The Oar Foundation
Winston Smiles has instituted an outreach dental service project through the Oar Foundation (a non-profit organization) for the uninsured, under-insured, and indigent in our community. We are working through several of the local churches to identify individuals in need who are then referred to us for examinations, treatment planning, and comprehensive dental treatment.
International Dental Mission Trips
Our travels in recent years have taken us to such locations as Kenya, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Jordan, Togo and Peru. These trips have been nothing short of life-changing experiences as much for us as the patients we have served, many of whom have never seen a dentist before. We hope you enjoy some of the photos from our adventures…
For more information on our community involvement and dental services contact us today!