This title is awarded to selected dental offices around the world who actively demonstrate a high level of care not only to their patients, but also to underprivileged people who don’t have access to dentistry, as well as to the environment.
To qualify as a Humble Smile Clinic, the dental office is promoting the following 3 P’s:
Prevention – the dental team is driven by a preventive philosophy that recognises that no restorative treatment is as good as the pre-diseased condition, and prescribes preventive interventions as the highest level of patient care.
People – staff members are involved in oral health outreach projects for the benefit of people living in places where there is no dentistry available.
Planet – the dental office recommends biodegradable toothbrushes as an alternative to the regular hard plastic manual ones.
Bown Dentistry Saint John
Bown Dentistry a new, modern, and fully digital interdisciplinary clinic with a passion for creating the ultimate patient experience. On many occasions, their practice has reached out to provide dental care to some of the less fortunate in our area. Bown Dentistry believes in the benefits of prevention, the necessity to provide top quality products in our treatment, and the value of strong personal and community relationships.
DFY Dental has revolutionised the way patients feel about their dentists and their regular dental visits. Since their establishment in 1998, DFY Dental has been providing Sydney residents with a more effective – and more pleasant — alternative to traditional dental care. For nearly two decades, DFY Dental has remained at the forefront of general and cosmetic dental treatments and all oral health care solutions.
Dr. Fadi Yasmin has promoted Humble Smile on Australian national television.
DRS. Alexander Orthodontics
Arlington Texas, USA
Since 1964, Drs. Alexander have understood the importance of having a great smile. Generations of families have experienced all the wonderful benefits that orthodontic care has to offer. Their doctors specialise in orthodontics for children, teens, and adults, making them uniquely able to care for patients of all ages.
The warm family that is Drs Alexander Orthodontics, hosted Humble Smile reps for a couple of unforgettable days in Feb 2017. The vibrant office promotes the 3 pillars of Prevention, People and Planet at literally every corner, engaging everyone who journeys through it – patients and orthodontic students included. We took home lessons for life about professionalism, caring, humility and leadership.
Cape Town, South Africa
At the core of Enamel’s practice philosophy are three elements: Function, Aesthetics and Biology.
The focus is on prevention, and the knowledge, skill and experience of the dentists are the credentials which have pioneered treatment options to preserve tooth structure.
Auckland, New Zealand
The goal at Flash is to be as environmentally friendly as possible while providing preventative dentistry not just to the local community but to communities in need in Cambodia and Fiji. Flash constantly seek ways to reduce waste footprint both within the practice and by providing patients with environmentally friendly products. As big animal lovers the Flash team also offers annual Free Dental Days for those not be able to afford a dental visit – in exchange for a donation of a can or two of food to the SPCA.
MAX 36 is a dental practice in the heart of Munich with the highest standards for the perfect humble smile. Areas of expertise include the highest quality dental aesthetics (veneers, dentures, implants, bleaching) as well as orthodontics and periodontal treatments. Dr Sebastian has taken a community in one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso, under his dental wing.
The techniques and possibilities in modern dentistry are growing every day. However, not all that is new is necessarily good. The team is in constant contact with the best of the best in aesthetic dentistry and stays abreast of the new treatment methods, materials and innovative techniques. Their goal: to always offer the best individual treatment.
Sairam Dental Care
Established in the year 2004, Sairam is a leading dental service provider in Chitwan, Nepal. One of the core missions of Sairam is to provide basic dental health treatment to underprivileged people living in remote areas of Nepal, especially children. Since its inception, Sairam has been conducting several events aiming to promote the oral hygiene of people living in Southern Nepal. So far they have reached out to an estimated 20,000 poor and deprived people from various communities. Free dental treatments and oral hygiene kits that are provided to the patients at social events has a positive impact on the dental health of these communities.
Victoria Dental Practice
A Darlington based dentist team in a relaxed, friendly environment with modern, up to date surgeries providing treatment for all the family, believe that prevention and maintaining the foundations of the teeth is at the heart of successful dentistry. The team of dentists work closely with our hygienist and use the highest quality materials to provide personalised dental care.
The dentists from Victoria Dental regularly travel to Peru to help local mountain villagers maintain oral health.
Ijssel, The Netherlands
Vitadent acts as one of the front-runners in the Netherlands providing oral care in an ambulatory way in nursing homes. The care is specifically designed for the target group where everything revolves around the well-being of the client and the prevention of health risks. In principle, care always takes place with the client in their own environment and prevention is the primary objective of care provision. Through close ties with the scientific framework, government, insurers and healthcare providers, Vitadent strives for a high level of cooperation in order to maintain efficiency, quality and affordability. With these efforts and a growing team of over 60 enthusiastic professionals, Vitadent’s main focus is to keep oral care accessible for care-dependent elderly people.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
At Well, healing follows an interdisciplinary approach, the result of scientific grounds, whilst caring is permitted by sensitivity that comes from the soul and passes through the heart, the most eloquent trans disciplinary manifestation. If the cure is the pursuit of physicians, caring is the responsibility of all. Being part of this journey is the highest aspiration of Well Clinics Vision. A reference as a trans disciplinary orofacial clinical center, combining strategy, values, innovation, tradition, individual talent, teamwork, knowledge and art.
At White you can discover a new way to experience a visit to the dentist. White Clinic has been leaders in interdisciplinary dental medicine for more than 15 years. The latest technologies combined with the best materials and a dedicated and specialised team make visits a reason to smile.
The clinic was founded by Dr Miguel Stanley, a world renown dental thinker behind the #endIOM campaign for eradicating infant oral mutilation globally and has appeared on National Geographic.
The dentists Henrike Blanke, Christian Lampe and Daniel Vahrmeyer at Dental Center Astratum provide a state-of-the-art holistic and relaxing dental experience, and also donate their precious metal waste to Humble Smile Foundation. In this way children in poor countries get a chance to keep their teeth due to the gold in extracted teeth in Hamburg!
The Natural Smile
For me dentistry has always been about more than your teeth. So many dental issues have their roots in seemingly unrelated aspects of our lives, and now we know that so many health issues are linked to poor oral health.
When I was lucky enough to take on my own surgery I was able to put my approach into practice; I wanted it to be a place where I could take the time to consider all the factors that affect my patients’ oral health. A place where I could use the very best biocompatible materials, to make beautiful lasting work and where we could support people to look after their own health both here and abroad. It also had to be a place where everything we did respected the environment. I love what my team and I have created here, and I hope you will too.
Dr Nicola Bone, Practice Principle, The Natural Smile