2001: Children & Families Commission of Orange County, St. Joseph Hospital, and El Viento align to improve oral healthcare services for the children of Orange County.
2002: Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County organizes as a California public benefit company and obtains independent nonprofit status.
2004: Children & Families Commission of Orange County, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), and Boys & Girls Club of Garden Grove collaborate to develop a comprehensive pediatric health and dental center.
2005: Healthy Smiles opens its doors and launches an onsite pediatric residency program in partnership with the University of Southern California’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.
2006: Healthy Smiles begins to offer treatment under sedation.
2007: With the generous support of the Pacific Life Foundation, Healthy Smiles introduces Smile Mobile 1, a two-chair dental facility on wheels.
2010: Healthy Smiles begins to offer dental services at CHOC.
2013: Recognizing the success of Smile Mobile 1, the Pacific Life Foundation grants Healthy Smiles additional funding to put Smile Mobile 2 on the road.
2015: To maintain responsiveness to the needs of the community, Healthy Smiles incorporates a three-year strategic plan focusing on adding more general anesthesia/sedation services, broadening patient/payor mix, and expanding regionally, to name a few.
2016: Healthy Smiles launches Smiles X-Press Teledentistry Program, the only service that provides dental diagnostics, preventative care, and early intervention services in a child’s classroom.