Armed with a new smile, Las Vegas teen to study dental hygiene

August 18, 2022 – 7:00 am

Hours before leaving for college on Tuesday, 18-year-old Joselyn Felipe was having the finishing touches put on her new smile.

Felipe, who graduated from Clark High School in May, was receiving dental care at Henderson Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics through its partnership with Future Smiles, a local nonprofit that provides dental services to vulnerable young people in Southern Nevada.

Since its inception in 2009, the organization has helped serve 200,000 children. Felipe’s care coincided Tuesday with Smile Generation Serve Day, when dental offices across the country donate their services to people who otherwise don’t have access to care.