Featured Volunteer – Krunal Bombaywala

Krunal Bombaywala came to us via the UMKC Pre-Dental Society and is a vital member of the SCL volunteer Smile Support team!

Krunal and his family moved from California to Liberal, KS in 2006.

“My parents immigrated from India to the US in the 1990’s. I have a little sister coming up the ranks and will be going to high school. Since childhood, dentistry has always been something that I’ve been interested in. When I was a child I got my dad’s drill and tried to replicate a procedure I had seen at the dentist!”

What compelled you to volunteer for SCL?

“Their mission. I’ve always wanted to be a dentist because I love to help people, regardless of gender, religion, socioeconomic status, etc. Dental care is a right that everyone should have and can’t be taken away from you. When I heard that SCL helps children get affordable braces it really hit home to me since I know firsthand that braces can be very expensive. Organizations like SCL have a place in my heart because I want to replicate this when I become a Dentist.”

What do you like to do for fun when you’re not busy with school or volunteering?

“I like to hang out with friends, play soccer, basketball, play video games and just really enjoy the day if it is nice outside. I have to be doing something; I can’t just be sitting at home all day, so I occupy myself with learning something new, or stepping outside of my comfort zone.”

What would you say to someone thinking of volunteering for SCL?

“I really recommend volunteering at SCL because you are truly helping a child in need of treatment. Whether it’s a mailing project or locating new dentists, you are changing a child’s smile by giving them the opportunity to have braces, and that is a limited commodity. Also, the environment prepares you for the real world. With the projects given to you, SCL doesn’t  make you feel like a volunteer, they make you feel you are a part of their team.”

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



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