Featured Volunteer – Joshua Franz

Volunteer Josh 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 moving around the US. Eventually we found our way to Jacksonville, Florida, and I now live in Lee’s Summit, a suburb of Kansas City, MO. I’ve wanted to be a Dentist for as long as I can remember. While I was growing up, I always enjoyed watching what my dentist was doing, and am now working towards my dream of becoming a Dentist. My goal is to attend dental school and specialize in oral surgery.

 

What has been your experience volunteering for SCL?

I wanted to gain some administration experience in the Dental Field, so SCL was a good fit for me. I really enjoy supporting the staff with a variety of projects, and I look forward to going to their office at Crown Center. 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. And the parking is free! Many of the SCL volunteers are college students and we are all broke, so nice to know I don’t have to pay for parking!

What do you like to do for fun when you’re not in school, working or volunteering?

For fun I enjoy bowling. I’m a certified bowling coach and whenever I get the opportunity I like helping people and educating them on the sport of bowling. Also, I am currently starting a Non-For Profit organization called “Bettas Fight Back.” I have had a fascination with the Japanese fighting fish since I was young and I wanted to combine two things I like, Bettas and helping people. My Organization is trying to raise money to send to Hope House in Kansas City to help offset some of the costs. A little goes a long way!

Future Plans? 

One day I would like to have my own practice in Lee’s Summit. Should dental school not work out I would like to become a high school teacher. My main goal in life is to change people’s lives. Whether it’s being a dentist or teacher, I can do just that!

We thank Joshua for donating his time and supporting our staff in bracing kids for a better future!

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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