Giving Back Dentist in Cadillac, MI

Dr. Sheryl Jenicke and the team at Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry pride themselves on giving back to their community.

Dentistry From the Heart

dentistry from the heart

Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry and Brite White Dental of Manton have teamed up for the past four years to provide free dentistry to our community. We offer free dentistry–filling, cleaning, or extraction on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Our event has grown each year.
2018 Dentistry services donated $10,000
2017 Dentistry services donated $8,000
2016 Dentistry services donated $4,500

Flying Doctors of America

In 2016 Dr. Jenicke joined the Flying Doctors of America on their medical mission trip to Guatemala. The Flying Doctors of America (FDoA) has made it its mission to provide medical and dental assistance to as many of the poor and needy as they are able to reach. Their motto is to “Fly wherever there is a need!”

Dr. Jenicke had an amazing time as part of the medical team that brought medical/dental care to Petén near the famed Mayan ruins of Yaxha. Guatemala is the largest and most populous of the Central American countries and one of the poorest.

The CIA World Fact Book considers 56.2% of the population of Guatemala to be living in abject poverty (half of these earn less than $2 a day).

The team, which consisted of several medical doctors, nurses, dentists, and oral surgeons, provided free treatment in one of the most impoverished areas of Guatemala.

Donated Dental Services of Michigan

Dr. Jenicke has been a proud supporter of the Donated Dental Services of Michigan since 2008. She has donated her time and energy to treat a full mouth rehabilitation case every year for the past 11 years.

The Donated Dental Services (DDS) program provides free, comprehensive dental treatment to our country’s most vulnerable people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile. These are people who cannot afford the necessary treatment and cannot get public aid.

The program operates through a volunteer network of 15,000 dentists and 3,500 dental labs across the United States. Since its inception in 1985, our DDS program has surpassed $378 million in donated dental therapies, transforming the lives of 120,550 people.