On April 25, 2014 Lending Hand and Xite Realty joined forces with experts in the dental community to create, One Chance to Make a Great Impression. That day we offered a moving classroom through North Houston visiting both new and established Dental practices. The guest that were invited were Dentists that have the vision of owning their own dental practice.

We want to give a Special Thanks to Kareem at Uptime Houston for our beautiful dental website design and continued support over the years!

The day could not have happened without the generous sponsorship provided by: Over-Bytes IT Solutions,Tommi Leonard with Wells Fargo Practice Finance, Mike Newhouse and Aretha Dennis with HM General Contractors, Monetta Reyes with Patterson Dental, Mary Barlow with GC America, Joseph McGregor with Mcgregor & Oblad PLLC, Catherine Lightfoot with EEPB- CPA and Business Advisors and Arlene Vega with BBVA Compass. These partners sponsored the events for the day and were an important part of Universal Smiles successful opening that happened ahead of schedule!

We began the day at Universal Smiles in Cypress, Texas.  Guests were greeted by Russ and Aimee Lyon with Over Bytes IT Solutions.  This day is a special for this office because their grand opening celebration was scheduled that afternoon at 3:00. The bus departed Universal Smiles just before 9:00 headed to The Woodlands office of Dr. Gina Garner of GKG Dentistry.  Dr. Garner shared with us the importance of space planning and design.

Also in The Woodlands we visited Enchanted Forest Pediatric Dentistry and the office of Dr. Luz Rojas.   Her office is an inviting fun place for children and adults to visit.  Click here to read more about her fun office mascot.  While heading to our next destination Joseph McGregor with Mcgregor & Oblad PLLC discussed the legal structure of the practice.  Then Tommie Leonard and David Vasquez with Wells Fargo Practice Finance discussed credit and fraud prevention.

Leaving The Woodlands and onward to visit Dr. Audra Heimstra at Tomball Family Dental.  Dr. Heimstra discussed the importance of a well thought out design. When we got back on the bus Aretha Dennis of HM General Contractors discussed the design and bid process for a dental practice.

Making our way back to Cypress, Texas to Champions Dentistry, where Dr. Shellie Reagan gave us a tour of her ranch style office. She shared with us the importance of keeping her staff happy so that the office runs smoothly.

By 2;30 the bus returned and we were ready to celebrate at Universal Smiles Grand Opening Event. They had a spectacular turn out attended by; dental students and new dental graduates, business partners, vendors, family, and friends.

Thank you to everyone who made this day a great success!