Cura Smiles is based in San Diego, California. At Cura, we believe in not only helping people globally but also in our own backyard.
City Heights is a community in San Diego where many individuals and families lack access to essential medical and dental services.
We are currently building a dental clinic in City Heights at Mid-City Church of the Nazarene where we will provide dental services to the San Diego community. In partnership with Point Loma Nazarene University, we will provide training and service opportunities to the pre-health students. These future dental professionals will help run the clinic and experience first hand the joy of providing basic dental care to our fellow San Diegans who are in need.
For the past 17 years we have provided dental care to under-served communities in Nicaragua. These communities have little or no access to dental care. Many children and individuals are living in pain with infected and decayed teeth. To ensure sustainable, long-term impact and empower the people of Nicaragua, we train and equip local dental students and professionals for ongoing dental health care services.
We are in the process of taking the same model into Guatemala and working with their dental school to create opportunities to expand dentistry to more remote communities with limited or no access to much needed dental care.