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The Arc of Livingston’s 24th Annual Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show – Nov 16, 2017

The Arc of  Livingston’s Twenty-Fourth Annual Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show

Thursday, November 16, 2017

We are privileged to support the Arc of Livingston’s  Twenty-fourth Annual Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show. Please join them to enjoy an evening of fine dining, including an open bar, exciting live and silent auctions and a celebrity fashion show.

The Arc of Livingston exists to empower persons with disabilities and their families to assure that they, as citizens, are valued, and that they and their families can participate fully in, and contribute to, the life of their community.

For more information visit their webpage and for the most updated information on their Live Auction Items and event happenings visit their Facebook page!

University of Michigan Flint Study Abroad Mission Trip

Dental missions provide critical care to people who otherwise would be left without access to adequate dental treatment, sometimes for their entire lives.  The knowledge and growth that comes with providing care for those in need reinforces the importance of dental missions for clinicians. And they are not just for licensed practitioners. Dental assistants and students, retirees or even those interested in dentistry with no formal training can benefit and grow from participating in a dental service trip.


K. Holda DRRecently our office had the privilege to donate supplies to a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic.  Our friend, Kelly H., was part of a medical mission group from the University of Michigan Flint Study Abroad Program.  The mission group set up clinic services in sugar cane villages near San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic.  The living conditions in these villages are substandard, with most being miles from civilization.  The residents have no transportation other than donkeys or horses.  There is limited access to clean water, with one community bathroom for the whole village.  The mission group, which saw roughly 150 patientsK. Holda DR Oral Hygiene Teaching per day, treated a wide variety of conditions and provided the villagers with health education and hygiene packs.  The packs consisted of toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, soap, wash cloths, Band-Aids, shampoo, lotion, toys, and school supplies.  Among the most common conditions seen were intestinal parasites due to unsanitary water conditions, ear and scalp infections, respiratory conditions, and hypertension among adults.  The mission group was able to arrange for long-term aid in the form of clean water delivery, medication, and wheelchairs and canes for patients with impaired mobility.  Kelly said, “It was a very gratifying experience, and I hope to go on similar missions in the future.”


Please feel free to contact us about any upcoming local or abroad events. The doctors and staff at Brighton Healthy Smiles are always looking for new opportunities to give back to the community and those in need.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ― Winston S. Churchill”

Gold For Food

Doctors Eick and Birchmeier of Brighton Healthy Smiles were featured in this month’s MDA Journal along with other Livingston county doctors for their participation in the Gold for Food fundraiser.

The Gold for Food fundraiser is a program started by Dr. Bonine wherein donated scrap dental gold from patients’ old crowns and restorations are processed at a refinery and the proceeds are donated to Gleaners Food Bank in Livingston County. The program has been running for 20 years and has contributed to over 600,000 meals for the hungry in our community. The 2015 Gold for Food program raised $6,079 in donated gold, which was then doubled by sponsors.

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The Arc of Livingston’s 24th Annual Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show – Nov 16, 2017

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