Smiles for a Lifetime
In November 1999, Welvista opened Charleston Smiles, a weekend dental center to serve the tri-county area. Smiles is located at Trident Technical College where the 21-chair dental hygiene teaching facility has opened its doors for this program. Weekend appointments are pre-scheduled for children in the Low Country whose families cannot afford to see a dentist. The center employs Low Country dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and front office staff. Trident Technical College dental hygiene and dental students assist the staff at the center.
The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust provided a seed grant to develop the Charleston program along with a one-year grant from Care Alliance Health Services. Ongoing funding to operate it is provided through the Trident United Way, Charleston County Medical Society Auxiliary, and the Charleston Bachelor Society.
PO Box 61022
North Charleston, SC 29419