Mayor Myra Taylor and Commissioner Luis Santiago both see a need to bring free dental services to children in Opa-locka. Through their leadership, the City of Opa-locka has partnered with Fundacion Monseñor Felipe Bello to bring Donating Smiles Charity Dental Mission to Opa-locka low-income families with children needing dental care. The one-day event offers free preventive services, including dental cleaning, exams, x-rays, filings and simple extractions. Parents are required to schedule an appointment for the free services. This is the first dental mission the non-profit has performed in the United States. They’ve provided services to poor families in the Dominican Republic for the past seven years.