what is the smile project


“The shortest distance between two people is a smile” (Victor Borge)

The Smile Project comes from the idea of intentionally impacting the community and the people who live there in a positive way. We believe that inside each of us is the ability to help make a difference and leave a footprint on the world that we can be proud of – a legacy.

The purpose of The Smile Project is not only to inspire a dental clinic and it’s patients, but also to encourage other businesses in the community to be their best – to make the kind of difference that makes people genuinely smile. Something our kids and future generations will be proud of!

The vision of The Smile Project is to positively impact 10,000 smiles through education, demonstration and contribution. The Slave Lake Dental Clinic is the proud sponsor of The Smile Project and heads the events in the community and surrounding areas.

Slave Lake Dental has been involved in community initiatives for many years however, we decided it was time to step-up and be a leader in community projects in and around town. The Smile Project allows an outlet for the clinic, the Team and the community to come together for the greater good.

Bringing smiles to those in the people who need it the most is exactly the reason why we do what we do.


With the average age of human’s life continuing to increase, it is more important than ever before for individuals to take care of their oral health. The Smile Project performs lunch-&-learns, seminars & fun talks for kids of all ages on topics (including but not limited to):

  • Learn To Floss! (appropriate for Kindergarden to Grade 3)
  • Learn To Brush! (appropriate for Kindergarden to Grade 3)
  • TMD 101: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment (for physicians & healthcare providers)
  • Getting The Most Out Of Your Dental Plan (for corporate office settings and small to medium sized businesses)
  • More topics coming soon

These educational presentations are subject to availability and scheduling. If you have a specific topics you’d like to learn more about, please just send us a request and we will do our best to accommodate your audience. Slave dental will be offering some evening seminars for health professionals as well as open to the public – depending on the topic of discussion. Please keep an eye our for announcements!


By engaging with groups in and around the community, we can provide demonstration of skills, monitoring and awareness around healthy teeth, guns and surrounding tissues to ensure optimal oral health. We offer in clinic visits for groups to educate and demonstrate proper oral hygiene habits and health.

We have a unique demonstration(s) we do with young children to identify brushing weak spots and potential problem areas do to poor brushing.

Many of our educational session crossover into demonstration whether they be clinical or in another setting. We are active in the schools at all ages and have an interest in taking care of the teachers because we feel they have a huge impact on our future generations.


By far the most important work we will do as a Team in our career is contribution to our community. We are in the dental profession because we absolutely love to see people smile! The Smile Project provides us with a unique way to make the greatest impact on our community through hosting events, promoting and supporting the initiatives that mean the most to our community.

Along with our internal events, contests and initiatives, we also know that there are many other causes in the community going on. If there’s something you feel you are doing in the community that aligns with The Smile Project, please let us know how we may be able to support you.

News & Events

The Smile Project launches it’s first event December 2, 2013 which will be the first of many initiatives to give back to our community and leave a legacy for our children and generations to come.

Please stay tuned for our exciting announcement! Should you have any questions about this initiative or future initiatives, feel free to send us a message via our contact form.

Patient Testimonials
Alexandre T. -Alexandre T. -
"Honestly the only dental clinic that I actually love to visit! It is super clean, the clinic itself is gorgeous, the staff is incredibly friendly and the dental service is thorough and fast. I recommend this place to everyone I know and wish I could go there everyday!!! 🙂  Thanks Slave Lake Dental!"
Jessica A. -Jessica A. -
"My children 4 & 5 both love everyone at Slave Lake Dental and actually look forward to going to the dentist. Whether it is for a check up, cleaning or filling, my kids always leave with a big clean smile and looking forward to coming back for their next appointment."
Lenore E. -Lenore E. -
"I love how family friendly they are. The needs of my children are met and they listen to them and their wishes! Just can't say enough positive things about the staff."
The Cole Family -The Cole Family -
“I just had a cleaning at the clinic a few weeks ago and I was really impressed to see how white my teeth were after. My entire family goes to Dr. Terri P. and well we really love her and her team of professionals! They are always friendly and informative and have the most up to date techniques for your teeth! I love this clinic's new look and I feel so happy to have this exceptional practice in our community! Great job!”
Janet P. -Janet P. -
“I have been a patient at this dental clinic for over 30 years always been treated well by all the previous dentists but Terri and her staff have go over and above. Amy is very considerate when I have my cleaning and check up knowing I have sensitive teeth. Natalie has done excellent dental work when it was needed. I am most appreciative of Terri for her exception kindness to my granddaughters, thank you for all you do.”
Rolanda B. -Rolanda B. -
“Very friendly staff. They made my son's first visit to the dentist a great experience!”
Kimmy E. -Kimmy E. -
“Great experience! I had fillings replaced last year and have had no issues what so ever. I have also had my teeth cleaned numerous times and the girls are amazing and very thorough. If you want a super friendly staff who will take very good care of you, SLD is the place to go!”
Samar B. -Samar B. -
“Always a friendly, comforting staff; very clean, and modern technology. Great reminders by text and email, make appointments easy to keep track of. Overall, great customer service.”
Deborah K. -Deborah K. -
“Having moved to Slave Lake from a larger centre I am always impressed with the professionalism and currency of the staff at Slave Lake Dental. Your facility rivals that of any larger centre and you are always up-to-date with new techniques and services. Great Work!”