The dentists at Grove Dental Associates believe in sharing their talents and training by reaching out to the world and the local community with the blessings of dentistry.
Bridges for Smiles is a non-profit organization that brings hope to those who are hurting and needy, one smile at a time. The Lord gave the vision of this ministry to Dr's. Stan and Audrey Crawford of Grove Dental Associates in Grove Oklahoma. As a couple they now use their knowledge and skills as dentists as a bridge for building relationships for Christ.
Dear Parent or Guardian,
According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, dental diseases are among the most prevalent health problems for children in Oklahoma. Although oral diseases are considered highly preventable, most of the state's population is affected with some form of dental disease at some time during their lives. Teeth are necessary for appearance, for proper speech, and to properly chew food. Untreated dental diseases affect the quality of life for children and can result in very serious health problems.
Grove Dental Associates has partnered with Rivers of Life Ministries and INTEGRIS Grove General Hospital through the Townsend Children’s Fund to offer dental services to Delaware County children through the creation of Bridges for Smiles. The mission of Bridges for Smile dental clinic is to provide health, hope, faith, and the opportunity for children to meet their full potential through compassionate dental care.
Located in Grove in the Rivers of Life community center, the Bridges for Smiles dental clinic will provide quality and gentle dental care to a child in need at no cost to the patient or their family. Patient criteria will include (1) any child, 18 years old or younger, residing in Delaware County who is (2) Medicaid eligible, (3) self-pay patients who do not qualify for Medicaid, (Sooner Care), or Indian Health Services and (4) patients needing dental care whose income is at or below the income level set by INTEGRIS Grove General Hospital. The procedures for dispensing the funds may be the same as the Patient In Need Fund through INTEGRIS Grove General Hospital, which assists indigent patients and emergency situations.
Please fill-out the attached application and mail it to:
Bridges for Smiles
PO Box 453252
Grove, OK 74345
Your application will be processed and you will receive notice of acceptance or decline within two weeks.
Thank you for your interest in Bridges for Smiles!
Satsuki Garden was created by Dr. Leonard Miller. The garden is a place of peaceful relaxation, a place to go meditate about life, a place of beauty. Please feel free to stop by and visit our garden. Our patient rooms look out over the pond and bridge and many patients find the atmosphere to be very soothing.