Each year Fredericksburg Smile Center holds their SMILES WITH A HEART benefit. This year the benefit will take place on April 28, 2017 at 2330 Plank Road – Gateway Village – in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This benefit will provide free dental care for underprivileged patients in our community. The benefit has averaged over $75,000/year in free care in one day, producing over a half million dollars in free care back to the community.

On this special day local dentists and staff will be volunteering their time and efforts to make this great cause a success. We will start at 7:00 am and call it a day by 5:00 pm. Most of the procedures will be cleanings, restorations and extractions, with one procedure permitted per patient.  Patients will be seen on a first come first served basis and no appointments will be given. Please be advised that people line up very early, wait times can be significant and not everyone who comes will be able to be seen. There are no financial need tests and children are welcome!

We encourage clinics, community support groups, church leaders, and others that know the needs of members of our disadvantaged community to notify those people who need our help.


If you are a dentist, dental staff, agency director, or agency staff and would like to volunteer or have related questions, please do not hesitate to call or contact us at bigsmile@smilefredericksburg.com.  We are in particular need of Dentists and Hispanic translators. Unfortunately, do to the overwhelming numbers, we are not able to address individual patient oral health questions over the phone for this event.