The Healthy Smiles Mobile Dental Foundation was established in 1998 by Dr. Wayne I. Kodama to address the oral health epidemic affecting so many of our children in the Central Valley. As a result, Healthy Smiles has provided essential dental care to more than 50,000 children.
Unfortunately, Dr. Kodama, a beloved longtime Fresno dentist, community leader and the heart of our organization, recently passed away from flu complications. To many of Dr. Kodama’s patients, he was more than their dentist – he was their friend. He offered a warm smile to everyone he met and children could see his kindness.
Dr. Kodama’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers and contributions, the community would support the Healthy Smiles Mobile Dental Foundation with donations so that we may continue to fulfill his mission of providing essential dental care to at-risk children across the Central Valley.