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Brighter Way Institute opens new oral surgery center for the homeless and working poor

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019

There is a large underserved dental population in the Phoenix area. Brighter Way Institute was formed to provide comprehensive oral health care for homeless adults, children and veterans at no cost. On November 13, Brighter Way, with generous donations by several dental companies will open their first center to provide full mouth restorations to those in need.

There are over 37 million Americans who could benefit from full mouth implant treatment. Many of these individuals do not have the financial ability to afford these procedures. Many live with poor oral health and therefore, an increased risk for multiple diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and impaired cognitive function. The full-arch restoration procedure greatly improves chewing capacity. After a short healing period, patients receiving treatment can eat a complete diet which can lead to a reduced risk for additional health issues. These two new surgical suites at Brighter Way are innovative and can handle complex oral surgery cases including full mouth implant restoration.

Dr. Kris Volcheck, the founder of Brighter Way Institute, is excited about the possibilities ahead. “Since we began our Mission in 2001, our goal at Brighter Way Institute has been to provide the best possible oral healthcare to our Veterans, Homeless, and Working Poor.   Now, that we are beginning our partnership with ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers, an iconic network of doctors with a big heart, Brighter Way is able to provide transformational oral healthcare to the underserved.” 

ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers has donated significant time and resources as Brighter Way expands their reach to those in need of dental implant treatment. There are also several leading names in the dental field that have donated materials for the surgical suites. Henry Schein, Kavo Kerr, Mr. Crashcart, NSK America Corp., PhotoMed, and The Straumann Group all have generously donated to the Brighter Way Institute to make sure that these surgical suites will have the necessary equipment for the doctors and staff treating patients.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the Brighter Way Institute campus on November 13 at 11:30 am at 230 South 12th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

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