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Community Involvement

Our Story

I am Dr. LaCap, founder and CEO of Washington Dental Associate, Smile More Dentistry, and Smile More Kidz. My parents could not afford the dental care my brothers and I needed when I was growing up. I would go to school with dental pain, making it very difficult for me to focus on doing well at school.

I was a happy child and my parents did their very best to keep us safe and healthy. Sometimes people just need a helping hand. And that is what happened when I was growing up…. Someone gave my family a helping hand. A dentist opened his door to our family and provided me and my brothers with free dental care. He was kind and gentle. What a difference it made for me as a child to be free from dental infection and pain.

Experiencing firsthand how much someone’s kind gesture can make a difference in a child’s life motivated me to do more and pay it forward as an adult. I believe everything happens for a reason, and my experience as a child motivates me to help children in any way I can. Whether it is volunteering as a scout troop leader, class mom, confirmation teacher, or a dentist providing free dentistry in our office or on a Mission trip to a third world country.

I invite you to be part of our journey to provide dentistry from the heart, whether through volunteering or donations.

What we believe

For the past 30 years, our office has donated over $200,000 of dental work for children and adults.

Our office absolutely believes in the power of not just giving back, but paying it forward. Dr. Tong and I have been blessed with so much. We are able to work with a great team and wonderful patients. We truly love what we do. Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our hearts to the world occupied by the needs of others. Children hold a special place in our hearts, as we have 5 children of our own. Most of the charitable work we do has to do with children.

It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. ~ALBERT EINSTEIN

Nominate A Child for Free Dental Care

Smile More Kidz is currently accepting nominations of children for our 2023 “Give Kids a Smile” month this February. In order to be considered as a qualified applicant, the child must be between the ages of 3-12. The family must be in need of financial help or is having financial difficulties in maintaining the dental health of their children.

We want to spread the word of paying it forward.

If you know of a child who meets these requirements, we encourage you to please nominate them below. Once the nomination is completed, someone from our office will be contacting you shortly to go over the information. We ask that you receive permission from the child’s parents prior to completing the form. If your child needs help, we will call you directly.

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