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Why Employee Turnover is Costing You More Than You Think

What is the cost of turnover? Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics – employee turnover costs vary from 30% to 200% of a worker’s annual salary Example: a $50,000 per year employee costs at least $15,000 to replace Practice owners often don’t realize how costly turnover is to their organization. If top performers leave, a […]

Volunteer Joshua Franz

Featured Volunteer – Joshua Franz

“I really enjoy supporting the SCL staff.  I always feel like I’ve accomplished something with my day, and hopefully make a difference in a child’s life by bringing a smile to their face. “ – Joshua Franz Tell us about yourself I was born a Navy Brat so I spent most of my early life […]

SCL Volunteer, Namana Rao

Outstanding Volunteer – Namana Rao

“The volunteer opportunities at SCL offer a positive impact on the lives of children all across the nation. Being a part of a wide scale initiative to improve oral health care is truly fulfilling.” –Namana Rao UMKC pre-dental student and dedicated SCL volunteer Namana Rao looks forward to her senior year in just a few weeks […]

Dr. Lisa Thurlow – 2017 Gini Award Honoree – SCL Dental Partner

General Dentist’s referrals are the key to the success of Smiles Change Lives. Their clinical knowledge is essential to our application process to determine a child’s qualifications for our program. By referring a child in need of treatment, that child is one step closer to obtaining more self-confident, healthy smiles. “As a general dentist, I […]

Featured Volunteer – Brandon Shuey

Ambitious is an understatement to describe SCL volunteer intern, Brandon Shuey. Brandon came to us via the UMKC Pre-dental Society in April of this year. We feel very fortunate to have Brandon’s enthusiasm and dedication to the mission of SCL! “Volunteering has always been a passion of mine. It’s fun, challenging and highly rewarding. Not […]

Changing Lives… One Smile At A Time...
"I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."
Shelly P.
"I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."
Joy S.
"My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."
Alan P.
"This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"
Judith W.
"I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"
Alice W.
"Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."
Tiffany L.
"Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."
Alexandria W.
"Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "
Alice W.
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  • "Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "

    - Alice W.

    5 star review
  • "Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."

    - Alexandria W.

    5 star review
  • "Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."

    - Tiffany L.

    5 star review
  • "I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"

    - Daya G.

    5 star review
  • "This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"

    - Judith W.

    5 star review
  • "My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."

    - Alan P.

    5 star review
  • "I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."

    - Joy S.

    5 star review
  • "I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."

    - Shelly P.

    5 star review
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Smiles Change Lives. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.



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