TLC for Smiles: A Granada Hills Dentistry Practice with a Purpose
As a Granada Hills dental office, TLC for Smiles is not only dedicated to treating our clients with Tender Loving Care and the best in dentistry and orthodontics care. We are also dedicated to serving our local and broader communities, through educational programming and charitable contributions.
Dr. Yann Schrodi and Dr. Janet Schrodi feel incredibly blessed and want make a positive difference in the world. That’s a philosophy that we bring to our office every day. TLC for Smiles supports our local community through a variety of sponsorships and volunteer work. We provide monetary and educational support to nurseries, schools, sports teams, cheerleading teams and dance centers.
With our educational programming at nurseries and schools, we use a science-based curriculum to teach children how oral disease can be prevented by good nutrition and oral hygiene. We also provide educational programming for teachers and doctors. Dr. Janet Schrodi, who has been a dentist in Granada Hills for 11 years, gives pediatric dentistry lectures to local pediatricians, PTAs and colleagues. TLC for Smiles is also active in sponsoring schools and clubs. We sponsor school carnivals, where we set up booths with free games and educational information about dental hygiene. Plus, we sponsor local sports teams at the school and club levels and provide support for cheer teams and local dance studios.
If you would like Dr. Janet Schrodi to give a lecture, if you represent a school or group and would like our team to visit, or if your group would like to be sponsored, please call our office at (818) 360-2131 and ask for Tabby.
Local and Global Charities That We Support
Additionally, Dr. Yann Schrodi and Dr. Janet Schrodi are active in various charities, which touch our local and global communities. When you are part of the TLC for Smiles family, you can feel good knowing you are helping to support these local charities. The charities we support include Forever Found, World Vision and Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic.
Forever Found is a Christian organization based in Simi Valley that is dedicated to the prevention, rescue and restoration of child trafficking victims. Forever Found rescues children who were sold into life-long prostitution as well as “at risk” children. After rescuing a child, Forever Found provides complete support, including housing, medical, spiritual and emotional care. These children are educated, provided vocational training, and are taught to support themselves in the world as young adults.
Yann and Janet Schrodi support four children through Forever Found. These children are located in Ethiopia, India, Thailand and the United States. Additionally, TLC for Smiles has raised thousands of dollars for Forever Found by sponsoring tables at the organization’s yearly banquet and by donating orthodontics care to Forever Found’s annual silent auction.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian aid organization that works by “pulling up the seeds of poverty and planting seeds of change.” The organization provides support to impoverished communities and works with local leaders to develop solutions that increase wealth through farming, provide clean water or food, and provide medical care and children’s education. Yann and Janet Schrodi sponsor three children in Palestine, Sierra Leone and Burundi.
Additionally, we encourage TLC for Smiles team members to make charitable contributions to the organization. When we reach yearly goals, Yann and Janet Schrodi make donations in team member’s names, which they can decide how the donations are spent. In the past, our team has purchased chickens, goats, seeds for crops, provided food and clothing, and have dug wells for children and families all over the world. Through our team member contributions, TLC for Smiles has raised thousands for World Vision and has touched the lives of children throughout the world.
Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic
Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic provides support to men and women facing unplanned pregnancy. The
clinic provides free pregnancy testing, counseling and ultrasound services. When a woman or couple makes a decision to affirm life, Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic tangibly supports the woman or couple with resources such as housing, social services, parenting classes and resources for the new baby. TLC for Smiles sponsors tables at the organization’s annual banquet.
Bringing a Charitable Mindset to Our Dentistry Practice
Our employees and associate doctors understand and support Yann and Janet Schrodi’s vision to be a positive influence in our local and global communities. For example, for Janet’s birthday last year, the office skipped a traditional gift and made a generous donation to Forever Found in her name. Similarly, during a recent office Christmas party, the TLC for Smiles team generously donated money for dental supplies that were used for a children’s nutrition and oral hygiene education program in India.
We are proud to have such a beautiful team that shares the vision of living life with purpose! When you are part of the TLC for Smiles Family, you can feel good knowing that your involvement is helping to promote good locally and abroad.