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Back row (L-R): Rose Marie Zwieg, Cathie Cuhna, Linda Meadows, Sue Hepworth
Front: Carolyn McCombs, Gretchen Carlson

About Us

Sutter Creek Smiles was formed by a group of women who wanted to make a difference in local children’s lives.  We heard that there were children going to school with tooth pain who did not have the means or insurance to pay for dental care.  We wanted to make it possible for them to see a dentist immediately without a lot of red tape.

We were able to partner with several local dentists who agreed to charge us 50% of their normal fee.

Through the years, we’ve expanded our scope to help a few adults with dental needs and have done various things such as paying for transportation to out of area dentists for special care as well as paying for anesthesia for a few who needed that.

Funds from monthly dues of $25, generous donations from a few locals who graciously support our cause and fundraisers for special cases have provided approximately $100,000 to date for dental care for children in our community.



Sutter Creek Smiles Mission & Vision

“Our purpose is to provide a financial resource for dental care to the under-insured, primarily children.  Through dental care, we intend to foster improved overall health, self-confidence and the enhanced ability to focus in the classroom.  In addition, as funds allow, we will assist with other needs as they arise in the community and will award scholarships to students studying dental science.”

Sutter Creek Smiles is a 501c3 under the umbrella of Amador Community Foundation, Tax ID #68-0447992

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