Dr. Jerry Farrell’s passion for providing excellent dental care reaches beyond our Johnson City office doors. He is the founder and principal of Smiles Without Borders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing dental services to needy and less fortunate populations both locally and internationally.
Everyone deserves to have a happy and healthy smile. For us, that starts with families and individuals in and around Johnson City, but it also includes families and individuals around the world.
In 2018, Dr. Farrell and our office manager, Nancy, took that care and concern for oral health to South America as part of a 10-day mission trip in Chile with an 18-person team of dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants. During those 10 days, Dr. Farrell, Nancy, and the rest of the mission team provided free dental care to more than 300 patients in two locations — La Vina, a small church in the city of Puerto Montt, and Chiloé Island, Chile’s largest island, where a trailer served as their dental office.
Improving The World, One Smile At A Time
The mission work in Chile is just part of our office’s outreach efforts. Dr. Farrell is in the process of acquiring five military-grade mobile operatories. Our plan is to convert them into roaming dental clinics to serve the less fortunate in our community and our world.
Our team has been blessed in many ways, and we want to use our gifts to help where we can. When you come for a dental cleaning for yourself or your family, you aren’t just helping yourself. You’re helping us help people who may not be able to afford basic, preventive dental care. As we have seen firsthand, this can make a huge difference in people’s lives. If you would like to find out more or to see how you can support Smiles Without Borders and our local outreach efforts, please call 607-304-3993 today.