Our founding dentists launched Kool Smiles in 2002 with the mission of providing high-quality dental care to every child who needs it in a fun and compassionate environment. Throughout the past decade, Kool Smiles has expanded dental health access and education in underserved communities nationwide. Today, Kool Smiles dentists own and operate 125 dental offices in 16 states, and are proud to offer care to kids and adults with almost any insurance plan, including State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP), Medicaid and TRICARE. Click here to learn more about our story.
Tooth decay remains the leading, chronic disease among American children. It is painful, leads to difficulty eating and speaking, and results in more than 50 million hours of lost school time each year. Studies show that children who do not have access to regular dental care instead use costly emergency room services more often. Click here to learn more.
While the Kool Smiles practice model is relatively new in the field of dentistry, the model is well established among other healthcare providers, including radiologists, ophthalmologists, and many hospital systems. Kool Smiles dentists affiliate with a dental support organization (DSO) that provides non-clinical practice support in areas like human resources, operations, and accounting and payroll. These practice affiliations create efficiencies and economies of scale that reduce operating costs, which are necessary for Kool Smiles offices to remain financially viable in a low reimbursement environment. This practice model also allows our dentists to focus on patient care instead of administrative tasks while maintaining complete autonomy over clinical and treatment decisions. Click here to learn more about our practice model.