At the Manhattan dental office of Dr. Laura Torrado, our team and doctor truly care about having a positive impact on our local and global communities. From improving smiles as part of the Give Back a Smile Program to supporting communities in need of assistance in Latin America, our office is all about making the world a safer, healthier place. If you’d like to get involved with any of our community initiatives or you have an event or organization you think needs our support, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. Some of the organizations we support include the following:
The Give Back a Smile Program - a national program designed to provide women, men, and children who are the victims of domestic violence or sexual assault with necessary restorative and cosmetic dentistry services to repair damage that results from this abuse. Studies show that those who have beautiful smiles are more likely to achieve and maintain gainful employment, so not only do these treatments improve confidence, they may also improve the chances these patients will be able to safely provide for their families.
Smile Train - This unique charitable organization offers treatments, funding, and training for cleft lip and palate treatments for patients in underserved communities. As a sustainable initiative, Smile Train takes necessary care to patients with clefts, but our treatment providers like Dr. Torrado also provide training for local caregivers to ensure future patients have access to the care they need to lead healthy, happy lives.
LAMP Charities - Latin American Medical Providers or LAMP Charities offer services to improve health, education, and living conditions for underserved populations throughout Latin America. Dr. Torrado has taken part in numerous mission trips to provide dental care for patients in these areas, and she is passionate about providing ongoing support for LAMP and its ministries.
ReachingU Organization - ReachingU is another organization that provides support for Latin American communities. Specifically, ReachingU works to improve the health, business success, and education of Uruguayan citizens through services, training, and fundraising initiatives. The mission of ReachingU is to identify areas of need, bring together facilitators and communities, contribute to continual improvement, stay involved in the growing communities and promote communication to create an environment that fosters change.