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Meet Mike Kloberdanz of Smiles by Delivery in Surprise

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mike Kloberdanz.

Mike, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
SBD was founded in 2012 by Elaine Mamola, a dental hygienist, who saw the need to make dental care more accessible to the elderly. Many of the assisted living and skilled nursing facilities offered van rides to dental offices, but this is often a long and difficult trek for an older person. The only mobile dental services Elaine could find were based out of RV’s, but the elderly patients still had to climb into cramped vans to be seen by dentists.

As a counter to this, Elaine developed a method using technology and teledentistry whereby her team could set up quickly and easily in an older person’s home with all the equipment they needed and perform all levels of dental care.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The biggest struggle is getting people to understand that dental work can actually be performed directly in a home or even bedside. The concept still seems foreign to many.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Smiles by Delivery story. Tell us more about the business.
We are known as the Valley’s House-Call dentists because of our ability to be completely mobile. While we are available for emergency care, much of our focus is on preventative oral health. We partner with physicians and care homes, and senior care communities to make sure we can help as many people as possible to protect their health. We also host a weekly internet radio show on Dave Pratt’s Starworldwide Network entitled Healthy Senior Living with Smiles by Delivery where we explore all aspects of elder care and health.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
The more good things we do, the more good things keep happening.

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