Based on a Jamaican initiative by Dr Anissa Holmes, Project Smile, as it is known, attracted over 90 nominations from across the community, a sizable number which was eventually whittled down to seven finalists from whom the public was encouraged to select winners (one each for the three practices involved).
Each of the seven finalists was filmed, allowing them to tell their compelling story, with the moving vox pops attracting a cumulative total of 84,000 views, indicating the universality of these stories and how readily people identify with the need to have a perfect smile.
What was highlighted by these stories was the impact that poor teeth work has on not only a person’s social acceptability but their ability to eat and speak, two fundamental elements of human interaction the impairment of which can manifestly complicate and lessen a person’s quality of life.
Another aim of the initiative was to help people overcome their fear of dentists and to embrace good oral health regimes that play such a fundamental role in a person’s overall health and sense of emotional wellbeing.
In the end Project Smiles, which ultimately awarded all seven finalists the opportunity for a “Smile Makeover”, played a key role not only in changing lives but by altering the public’s perception of dentists, showed what vital role dentistry plays in peoples’ lives.
Our Team at DentalCareXtra believe in giving back to the community in which we serve and wanted to transform someone’s life by giving them a complete smile makeover – hence our launch of ‘Project Smile’ in Queensland!
Here at DentalCareXtra, we always believe that having a smile you can be proud of for many people is a life-changing event. We understand that many things can get in the way of you going forward with cosmetic dentistry. That’s why our team is always committed to helping our local communities feel more confident. We love being part of the community and want everyone to feel like their best.
The Finalist from each DentalCareXtra Facebook Page who received the most number of Facebook ‘Likes’ became the winner of the respective Practices’ Project Smile Makeover.
We’re excited to share with you that our Project Smile Finalist, Katie from DentalCareXtra Moranbah has completed her Smile Makeover.
Check out her Video with Dr Banu.
We are proud to let you know that our Project Smile Finalist, Josh from DentalCareXtra Moranbah has completed his Smile Makeover.
Check out the images below from his treatment with Dr John and the Team.