In the Community
Giving Back to Madison Patients
Every day we are fortunate to see the remarkable difference a beautiful, healthy smile makes in a person's life, but helping those who are truly in need is what makes our profession so rewarding.
Share a Smile – Directly Serving Our Neighbors Dental Needs
Once a month, Total Care Dental designates a morning to the Share a Smile program when see new patients for initial exams, cleanings, and restorative work. We know the difference a healthy mouth and smile can make in someone’s life. These patients, sent to us by the Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM), churches, or food pantries, are dealing with financial hardship and need affordable dental care.
This initiative stemmed out of a desire to give back to the community by using our talent and passion for dentistry through the efficient use of our own teams and clinics.
Give Kids a Smile Involvement
The Give Kids a Smile program was started by the Wisconsin Dental Association to help kids whose parents cannot afford to bring them to the dentist. Since 2003, thousands of kids have received exams and treatments they otherwise would not receive. Total Care Dental works hand-in-hand with area school nurses to coordinate free dental appointments for these children.
With access to oral health care, these kids are given a chance to succeed. For many, being embarrassed about their smile or having oral health problems can affect school performance. Our dentists help them gain confidence and feel well.
Mission of Mercy Involvement
As volunteers at the Wisconsin Dental Association Mission of Mercy, our team donates dental services for the under-insured of all ages. Dental services are costly for those without insurance so any individual who cannot afford necessary dental treatment is invited to this yearly event to get free teeth cleanings, fillings, extractions, and partials as needed. Lives are changed by the generosity of so many volunteers who help provide care to so many.
As a volunteer with the Donated Dental Services program by the Wisconsin Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, Dr. Salzmann has provided free dental work for many people with unique stories and disabilities.
Teaching Kids About Healthy Teeth
Every February during Dental Awareness Month, Dr. Clark spends time going to elementary school classes to teach kids about oral health in a fun way. He believes teaching children at a young age can help foster healthy habits for a lifetime. This reduces the chances for cavities and other oral hygiene problems later in life.
Our dental financing plans give Madison area families affordable options for the dental procedures they need. We accept patients without insurance and have many ways to pay for preventative, restorative, and cosmetic services.