Our Co-Founder & Executive Director, Hollie Mae was invited to attend the MN Oral Health Summit. This was the first year PHS has been a part of this conference and we were very grateful for the opportunity. Hollie Mae was able to meet many other health professionals that work with children and preventative dental care in the state of Minnesota. For more information on this year’s Summit, please go to:


Let’s Raise Our Glass for a Healthy Cause!

The Reef is teaming up with Project Healthy Smile (PHS), a local non-profit, with a mission to bring oral health education and dental supplies to underprivileged children globally.

Join us for a night full of fun and drink specials, and learn more about what we do. Enter the raffle to be eligible to win one of the great prizes generously donated by our sponsors.

PHS is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization and all proceeds from this event will help us continue to save smiles worldwide. There is no cover charge, however, donations are greatly appreciated. The Reef is generously donating a percentage of all happy hour sales to PHS.


Thursday February 24th 2011


The Reef Restaurant
2446 18th St. NW
Washington, D.C.
202- 518- 3800


Event Chairs:
Michelle Patterson & Hollie Mae Schultz , Co-Founders & Executive Directors

Punita Fielding, Program Development Director

Our Sponsors:
Dr. Penski, Irvin & Associates
Capelli Hair and Salon
Kipp- Photographer
Proctor and Gamble


PHS had a successful mission in Haiti! We provided oral health education and dental supplies to a crèche in Lamardelle and Kenskoff. We look forward to continuing to work together to make sure the children stay compliant with oral health. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our new Haitian friends for  their generous hospitality and an unforgettable experience.

Haitian orphans in Kenskoff ready to learn about oral health.

Michelle Patterson (Co-Founder/Executive Director) teaches orphaned children how to brush and floss in Lamardelle.

Orphaned Haitian children in Kenskoff practicing their brushing technique.

Haitian orphan demos what he learned.

Haitian orphan working towards a healthy smile.


PHS would like to thank McGraw Hill Companies for their generous donations over the holidays and everyone else who contributed. What a great way to end 2010 and bring in 2011!


Donate to Project Healthy Smile on Give to the Max Day!

Tuesday, November 16th is Give to the Max Day, the nation’s largest giving day, and we’re looking to you to help us reach our goal! This year, our goal is $5,000; we know we can do it with your generosity. So, on Tuesday, November 16th, head over to and let’s “Give to the Max”!
PHS will be providing oral health education and dental supplies to Haitian orphanages this holiday season. We will be working with orphaned children in two creches in remote rural villages called Lamardelle and Obleon (Kenscoff). You can be a part of our mission to Save Smiles in Haiti and help us continue our mission to Save Smiles Worldwide with your generous donation.


Our newest PHS member, Punita Fielding, will be speaking at the Northern Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association meeting Monday October 25th in Fairfax, VA. You can earn 2 CE credits!

Course Description: In the summer of 2010 a team of 9 health care professionals from Northern Virginia Community College visited Ghana, Africa on a Global Community Outreach Project. The Ghana team had to participate in an International Studies Class that culminated in a 2 week trip in Ghana. This presentation will explain how this project took place, what was required to participate, what the team learned from this project, what dental services were delivered in Ghana by the dental team and what the experience was like for the team.

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PHS will be a part of Asian Festival DC this Saturday July 31st in Reston, VA. We will be passing out flyers and raising awareness about what we do and how to help. Over 20,000 people are expected to show up over the weekend and we are thankful we have a chance to reach so many people. Come and meet us near the information booth and enjoy the festival. The focus this year is the Philippines. For more information visit

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Today most American children enjoy excellent oral health, but a significant subset suffers a high level of oral disease. The most advanced disease is found primarily among children living in poverty, some racial/ethnic minority populations, disabled children, and children with HIV infection.

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