Dental ServicesChallenges

- Dental care has been consistently ranked as one of the top unmet needs for the population experiencing homelessness, due to factors such as a lack of access to affordable dental care and oral health education.

- Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of health problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more.

- Poor dentition or missing teeth may also result in impaired speech, a loss of confidence and leave individuals at a significant disadvantage when seeking employment.



The Partnership’s Smiles Work! Dental Program helps to restore the oral health of the program participants and to repair dentition so it is no longer a barrier to seeking and securing gainful employment. Typical dental services provided at the on-site clinic include:

- Deep cleanings, fillings and extractions.

- Restorative services, such as composite and amalgam fillings.

- Diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth and mouth.

- X-rays and screening for oral cancer.

- Education about the importance of maintaining oral health.


2014 Accomplishments

- 400 patients were seen at the on-site clinic.

- 2,005 patient encounters occurred.

- 8,278 dental procedures were performed.


Funders & Partners

The Batchelor Foundation

Broward College

Coventry Health Care of Florida

Health Foundation of South Florida



Contact Us

920 NW 7th Ave.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

Phone: 954.779.3990

E-mail:  info@bphi.org


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Wish List

Items needed

  • - Unexpired canned and dry food.

  • - Personal hygiene items for adults and children.

  • - Shampoos, soaps, lotions, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deordorant.

  • - Good quality professional clothing and shoes for men and women.

  • - Infant and children's clothing.

  • Diapers and unopened infant formula.

  • New underwear and socks for adults and children.

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