Kool Smiles Opens New Offices in New Orleans, Gretna
NEW ORLEANS, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Kool Smiles, a leading dental health provider for children and adults, has expanded into New Orleans with offices in Gentilly and Gretna. The new locations, which opened in May and June respectively, are the company’s first in the New Orleans metro area, offering local residents convenient new options for quality dental care. The new offices are part of Kool Smiles’ ongoing nationwide push to boost the availability of affordable dentistry to families in underserved communities.
“These new office openings reflect our commitment to New Orleans and its neighboring communities,” said Dr. Polly Buckey, DDS, MS, a board certified Pediatric Dentist who serves as a spokesperson for Kool Smiles. “Families will now have easier access to dental care.”
“I am very pleased that Kool Smiles is joining this area to provide access to our residents who need quality, affordable services,” said Gretna, LA Representative Ricky Templet. “These additional offices will help improve the quality of life for the residents of our community as well as bring new quality jobs to the area.”
The new offices, which accept most types of insurance, boast a sophisticated electronic medical records system. But what most patients will notice first is the cheerful, family-friendly decor. Each office has an indoor playground where kids can relax before and after treatment, and a large observation window so parents can watch their children at their convenience during their dental cleanings and exams.
“The upbeat atmosphere of our offices puts patients of all ages at ease,” explains Dr. Polly Buckey, DDS, MS, a board certified Pediatric Dentist who serves as a spokesperson for Kool Smiles. “Children, especially, are more relaxed, so they have a more positive experience and are more likely to return for recommended dental care. It’s all part of our effort to transform the way people feel about and care for their teeth.”
Kool Smiles of New Orleans – Gentilly is located at 3057 Gentilly Boulevard, within easy reach of most area residents. Kool Smiles of New Orleans – Gretna is located at 6 Westside Shopping Center. These two new offices are just the latest addition to Kool Smiles’ other five Louisiana locations in Baton Rouge, Monroe, Lake Charles, Shreveport and Lafayette.
The New Orleans Gentilly and Gretna locations are the latest in the company’s 2011 grand openings across the U.S., including new offices in East Chicago, IN, Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, SC, Takoma Park, MD, San Angelo, TX, and Midwest City, OK.
To tour either of the new Kool Smiles offices or to book an appointment, please call the New Orleans Gentilly office at (504) 717-4402 or the Gretna office at (504) 264-5309. Those interested in employment opportunities may visit the Kool Smiles Jobs website.
About Kool Smiles
Kool Smiles is a leading dental health provider dedicated to expanding access to quality dental care for children and families in underserved communities. Kool Smiles dentists are proud to offer care to kids and adults with almost any insurance plan, including State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Medicaid and Tricare. Nationally, 97% of Kool Smiles patients plan to return and refer their friends and family. Kool Smiles also provides oral health education programs through partnerships with community schools and organizations.
The alarming state of oral health today is the foundation upon which Kool Smiles has built its mission and vision. Despite the United States’ status as the wealthiest country, the former U.S. Surgeon General concluded that oral care is the #1 unmet healthcare need for children. Over 50 percent of 5- to 9-year-old children have at least one cavity or filling, and that proportion increases to 78 percent among 17-year-olds. Oral health is essential to the general health and well-being of children and plays a critical role in their ability to succeed in school and acquire positive self-esteem.
To learn more about your options for children’s dentistry or to find a local Kool Smiles dentist, please visit http://www.MyKoolSmiles.com.
SOURCE Kool Smiles