Black-Owned Dental Practice Launches Citywide Holiday Give-Back Program


The official dental partner of the Charlotte Hornets, Smile Savvy Cosmetic Dentistry, is helping children and families maintain healthy smiles as part of a community giveback this holiday season. Through its nonprofit arm, The Lyons Share, married entrepreneurs Drs. Drew and Joya Lyons are teaming up with Thompson Child & Family Focus (Thompson) to distribute hundreds of dental packs for children and families experiencing homelessness in Charlotte.

“Smiles can open doors to opportunities, and these families deserve a reason to smile during the holidays,” said Dr. Joya Lyons. “We’re happy to give back in this small but very necessary way, and support Thompson in its work to positively impact families in our community.”

Thompson provides clinical and prevention-based care for children and families across the Carolinas. The Lyonses’ donation of nearly 400 dental packs that include toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss will benefit children and teens who live at Thompson’s residential campus as well as those supported through another of the agency’s programs, A Child’s Place.

“We appreciate Smile Savvy for selecting our organization. At Christmas time, there is a huge need for big hearts, especially for the population we serve,” said Emily Smith, donor engagement coordinator for Thompson.