Give Love, Give Hope, Give Kids a Healthy Smile!

To TeamSmile Stakeholders:
As we enter the holiday season and reflect on 2022, we take pride in TeamSmile’s ability to adapt and evolve in a challenging environment to accomplish our mission to provide a high quality dental experience and promote ongoing dental care to children in need. During the peak of the COVID pandemic, TeamSmile was not able to provide traditional onsite dental service programs with professional and amateur sports teams so developed and rolled out virtual oral health education presentation and dental product distribution in order to serve as many children as possible. While onsite programs came back online in 2021, continued challenges and the lingering effects of the pandemic required a measured return to normal. Similarly, our sponsors, volunteer dentists and hygienists, donors, staff and constituent communities were facing, and continue to face, their own business and personal challenges created by the pandemic. Collectively, however, everyone understood that the need to provide dental care to children in need was as great as ever and we all needed to get back to work.
In 2022, we completed 26 onsite programs and continued to provide virtual oral health education. TeamSmile provided dental services and oral health education to almost 4,300 children with dental care services provided exceeding $1.4 million in value. This almost doubled 2021 performance. We are grateful for the persistence and determination demonstrated by our sponsors, dentists, hygienists, donors, volunteers and TeamSmile staff to face these challenges with passion and creativity. Like in sports, accomplishing our mission is a team effort and it could not be done without all of you. Thank you for the continued support of TeamSmile and sacrifices made to serve children in need. 
I humbly ask you consider donating to TeamSmile as part of any charitable giving. On behalf of the Board, please know we are focused on providing the most good with the resources we have. Tax-deductible charitable contributions may be made through the TeamSmile website, or by sending a check (made out to Team Smile, Inc.) to 2021 Burlington Street, North Kansas City, MO 64116. Contributions received by December 31 will be tax-deductible in the 2022 calendar year. Your support is greatly appreciated.
We look to 2023 with optimism as we continue to provide dental care to children with onsite programs and education through virtual presentations, improve our partnerships, challenge ourselves to expand our outreach, evolve our offerings and serve more. 
On behalf of TeamSmile and the Board, we wish you a happy holiday season.
Frank Koranda
Board Chair
Partner Spotlight

Henry Schein is proud to support the efforts of TeamSmile with financial and in-kind support for the many programs taking place and impacting tens of thousands of children with free dental care and oral health education. Henry Schein has a long-standing commitment to health equity, advocating for and raising awareness of the needs of underserved communities who are disparately disadvantaged for multiple reasons, including access, ability to pay, race, religion, or social status. Henry Schein supports these communities through programs, like TeamSmile, that provide care and education around prevention and wellness.

“Henry Schein has been there from the very beginning with TeamSmile. Literally, Jason Krause from Henry Schein is considered the Co-Founder of TeamSmile. From the very first program with the Kansas City Chiefs, Henry Schein has partnered with TeamSmile, and we continue to be so grateful for their support and engagement.” John McCarthy - Executive Director of TeamSmile.

"We have been pleased to partner with TeamSmile since its inception in 2007. Advancing health equity is one of our core focus areas, and we support these areas predominantly through health care product donations that support health care professionals in providing access to care to underserved and underrepresented populations. We know how important oral health education, screenings, and prevention are at an early age to lasting good oral health. TeamSmile and Henry Schein are committed to tackling these health issues through unique events blending health care with lasting memories for both kids and volunteers. " Kyle Guerin -Director, Corporate Social Responsibility for Henry Schein
To learn more about Henry Schein, visit

For over than a century, Dentsply and Sirona have set a global standard for dental manufacturing, technology development, digital treatment, and clinical education. Throughout our history, we’ve been at the forefront of innovation to improve and advance dentistry.

Dentsply Sirona is a proud longtime national partner with TeamSmile, an organization that partners oral health professionals with professional athletic organizations to provide life-changing dental care to underserved children in our communities. On Nov. 29, Dentsply Sirona was the main sponsor in conjunction with the Shaq Thompson Legacy Fund, founded by Shaq Thompson of the Panthers. 

“We are so pleased that the world’s largest dental manufacturer, Dentsply Sirona, has continued to partner with TeamSmile. In addition to being a National Partner with TeamSmile, I’m impressed with their genuine engagement and willingness to serve communities throughout the country.”John McCarthy - Executive Director of TeamSmile.

Alison Zora, Senior Marketing Manager for Dentsply Sirona explains, events like TeamSmile are a chance for employees across the organization to live and act on the company’s values and BEYOND ESG initiative.

“I think it's a beautiful showcase of a hands-on experience, because a lot of our employees may feel like well, I’m not in dentistry, I can't clean teeth I can't read an x-ray or fill a tooth, but this a great opportunity to get involved. One of the things I love about TeamSmile is what they need us to do is to be here for the kids, to be silly and kind and put a smile on their faces.”
To learn more about Dentsply Sirona, visit
Wrapping up the Year
We finished our last five programs for 2022, with the Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers, Colorado Rockies, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Skyhawks. Through these five programs, TeamSmile was able to provide dental care to over 650 children and educate over 690, providing dental treatment and oral health education valued over $280,000. This brought our year end totals to over $1.4 million in dental care and oral health education, helping over 4,300 children all over the country. We want to thank our 2022 program sponsors and all of our 2,400 volunteers that made our programs so successful! We greatly appreciate the support from everyone across the country.
Thanks for Supporting TeamSmile
Your Gift Matters

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill.

2022 has been an impactful year for TeamSmile, with the combination of partnerships with NFL, MLB, NHL and MLS teams we ran successful programs. TeamSmile was able to provide free dental care and oral health education to over 4000 children, totalling over $1.4 million.
Each year we strive to reach more children in new communities to continue our mission. This is possible because of the charitable donations from all over the country.
As you consider your year-end donations, we ask that you keep TeamSmile in mind. Every donation has a positive impact and enables TeamSmile to continue to providing oral health education to children and providing the much needed dental care.
You may make your tax-deductible contribution through our website at, or by sending a check (made out to TeamSmile) to 2021 Burlington Street, North Kansas City, MO 64116. Contributions received by December 31 will be tax-deductible in the 2022 calendar year. Please know that your support is greatly appreciated.
The TeamSmile Board and Staff would like to wish you a Happy Holiday Season and Healthy New Year. Thank you for all that you do for TeamSmile.
Partner Spotlight
The ACTEON® Group is entering a new phase of its growth as a leader in the dental industry based on its technical innovations in X-ray and digital imaging, high-frequency ultrasonic technology, pharmaceuticals, and precision instruments.
Our vision is to be a leading global provider of innovative and trusted solutions that protect and restore patients’ oral health in a connected dental ecosystem.
Our mission is to offer innovative solutions to enable dental professionals to perform preventative, restorative, and corrective treatments for millions of patients in a connected, efficient, effective, and economical way. To learn more about Acteon, visit

 “In addition to being a long-time National Partner with TeamSmile, Acteon provided the awesome X-Mind Prime panoramic machine for our TeamSmile programs. Additionally, Acteon provides tremendous support and engagement from their employees at various programs throughout the country.”
John McCarthy - Executive Director of TeamSmile.

"It's an honor to work with an organization that provides children with life changing dental experiences. Through treatment and education,  TeamSmile shows children that their oral health plays an important role in their overall health. We are grateful for our partnership with TeamSmile that allows us to partner with local dental professionals to help educate, treat, and ultimately empower children in our communities. Acteon team members around the country are always excited to volunteer at TeamSmile programs and feel privileged to be able to contribute to the cause.
We look forward to the future with TeamSmile and thank Dr. Busch for making the connection years ago!” Kurt Lamb Vice President of Sales for Acteon

DentaQuest is a purpose-driven oral health care company dedicated to improving the oral health of all.
We do this through Preventistry® – our all-in approach to better care, expanded access, value-based financing, and innovative solutions.

We manage dental and vision benefits for 30+ million Americans and provide direct patient care through our network of more than 80 oral health centers in 6 states. We provide outcomes-based, cost-effective dental solutions for Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare Advantage, small and large businesses, and individuals nationwide. And, we've invested more than $230 million in grants and programs to achieve measurably healthier communities across the country. By advancing prevention-focused oral health, we will achieve better overall health for everyone. To learn more about DentaQuest, visit

“For five years now, DentaQuest has been a key partner with TeamSmile. They are a National Partner, yet have also supported individual programs and our Virtual Oral Health Education Presentations. Recently, DentaQuest made a big commitment to help us launch the Dental Home Project, Powered by DentaQuest. What a wonderful partner!” John McCarthy - Executive Director of TeamSmile.

Want to Bring TeamSmile to Your Community?
Plan a Program

To learn more about options for your community contact Program Director Kellie Reneau at or (816) 809-6220
Sponsor a Program

Contact Executive Director John McCarthy at or (816) 400-3030
Thank you to our National Partners!
TeamSmile - - (816) 510-8121