May 12: TeamSmile
Every May the Boulevard Members Club is transformed into a fully functioning dental clinic. Tooth decay is the most common chronic illness facing children and annually, The Victory Project partners with TeamSmile to provide uninsured children in our area access to free dental care and education. With the help of over 100 volunteers — including local dentists, dental assistants, hygienists and 3rd/4th-year students from the UMKC School of Dentistry — nearly 300 kids receive care.
TeamSmile, an organization with its roots in Kansas City, provides everything from x-ray’s to dental procedures, including teeth pulling and fillings. Each child’s visit is completed with a cleaning and education on the importance of good dental hygiene.