With the help of our community and volunteers, To promote oral health awareness and provide a means for members of the Texas community to receive oral care.
900 patients provided with dental treatment.
In 9 years, 1,300 runners have run 9,000 miles with the help of 400+ volunteers.
Unlike any other.
Unlike other 5k’s or marathons, you run as many or as little miles as you want. The more miles you run, the more miles you raise for the cause. Last year, sponsors donated $28 per miles run, per runner!
Miles for smiles – Community, advocacy, care
Miles for Smiles is a collaborative effort of Texas predental and dental students to raise money for those who cannot afford much-needed dental care. Since its inception in 2008 by students at the university of texas at dallas, the event has evolved into a daylong family event that brings the community together in the name of oral health advocacy and education.
Members of all ages are invited to run (or walk) as many miles as they can for the cause to the tunes of live music and entertainment.
Along with free snacks, drinks, and raffles, prizes are awarded to the male and female participants in their respective age groups, and each participant receives a take-home hygiene kit!
Dentists and dental students will provide free oral cancer screenings as well as information on ways to maintain oral health including proper brushing and flossing habits!
All proceeds benefit the social services fund at texas a&m college of dentistry, which provides funding assistance to those unable to afford dental care.
Join us saturday, june 9 at the exall park in dallas to make a difference in the community by helping provide oral health care for those who need it most!
Did we mention it’s all free?
Free! Free! Free! Free!
Registration, music, food, drinks, Oral cancer screenings, Giveaways/awards, brushing/flossing lessons, toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste. That’s right. Nine years and running, everything’s still free.
Let’s get started!
Register online by June 8th: On race-day, check in at the registration booth to get your runner’s tag. Your miles are counted for you.
Come anytime, 9am-3pm: Since total miles are counted at the end of the day, join anytime from 9am-3pm
To contribute to the total miles run.
Run like your teeth counted on it: From dancing, to eating, to running, enjoy all miles for smiles has to offer. And run like your teeth counted on it!
· Most miles run m/f
· Age groups: (11 and under) (12-15)(16-19) (20-29)(30+)
· Best tooth themed outfit
· Dental office with the most participants
· Tooth bud club: Old habits don’t have to die hard. Stop by and learn proper brushing and flossing habits.
· Let’s zumba!: Join the north texas hispanic dental association and dance to the cause.
· Picture this.: Stop by the tooth booth and show us your pearly whites.
· Cancer screenings: Oral cancer is not a rare disease – and early detection is key! Stop by for a free oral cancer screening – first come, first served.
· Dog miles matter: Four feet are better than two! Family pets contribute to miles run, too!
Spread the word
The success of this event can only happen with the help of our community. Spread the word to friends, family, and even your dentist.