On a mission to advocate for healthier smiles, SmileDirectClub — the first MedTech platform for teeth straightening — will be partnering with cosmetic dentist Dr. Amira Ogunleye.

According to a press release, Dr. Amira Ogunleye, who has worked with patients like LeBron James, Michelle Williams, and Dwyane Wade, will advocate for increased access to cost-friendly, effective, and safe dental care. The oral thought leader will also educate patients and colleagues to highlight the innovative telehealth platform. 

 “I’m thrilled to partner with SmileDirectClub as we share a deeply rooted value and purpose-driven passion for increasing access to quality dental care, in addition to a desire to create more diversity in the dental industry,” said Dr. Amira Ogunleye in a press statement. “As a graduate of Howard University, leading dental professional and mentor, I know how much representation in the industry matters, as well as how important it is for ensuring equitable access to care. I look forward to making a difference with SmileDirectClub.”

The Partnership Builds On A Shared Commitment

Dr. Amira Ogunleye has nearly 20 years of experience within the dental industry and equity-building has been at the forefront of her brand. 

Working alongside SmileDirectClub will allow the oral care doctor to have an additional platform to raise awareness of the obstacles marginalized communities face when it comes to dental care through social media and digital advocacy.

Dr. Amira Ogunleye becomes the latest to sign on with SmileDirectClub Partner Network, which now houses 735 active or pending training dental partners throughout the United States, according to an official press release.

The network’s current union with Dr. Amira honors the company’s promise to serve underrepresented dental practitioners and underserved communities of color. 

“SmileDirectClub believes everyone deserves a smile that they love, and we created our innovative telehealth platform for teeth straightening to bridge the gaps of access, affordability, and convenience,” said John Sheldon, Chief Marketing Officer, SmileDirectClub, in a press statement. “We know minority communities are disproportionately impacted by these barriers, and by teaming up with Dr. Amira we can shed light on these inequities and find solutions to address the fundamental issues, while also providing an affordable teeth straightening solution to her patients.”