Providing access to oral health care & education since 2001
Sonrisas Community Dental Center opened its doors in 2001 to provide access to affordable dental care for low-income San Mateo Coastside residents. Last year, we provided dental treatment to nearly 1,500 children and adults who might otherwise have gone without care. The dentists, hygienists, and other dental professionals who treat Sonrisas patients are creating a healthier life and a brighter future for families who live and work in our community.
Without help from more dental volunteers and donors, we’re unable to provide treatment to all those who need it. Become part of Sonrisas as a volunteer or a donor. You'll be rewarded with the most grateful smiles you can imagine.
Recently 36 year old “James” walked into Sonrisas reporting
there were several areas in his mouth that hurt so bad they sometimes keep him
awake at night. Due to tight finances and lack of insurance it had been a long
time since he had seen a dentist. After the examination James was told he had a
number of deep cavities and might need a significant amount of treatment on
some teeth if the cavities extended to the root. After quick consideration he
told the dentist, “If you can save some within my budget please do, otherwise