We believe in helping people globally, and that often starts in our own backyard.
City Heights is a community in San Diego where many individuals and families lack access to essential medical and dental services.
Dr. Fitzpatrick founded a non-profit called Cura Smiles with a mission to provide sustainable dental care to people in need.
Cura Smiles is currently building a dental clinic in San Diego at Mid-City Church of the Nazarene. The Cura Smiles team will provide dental services to the San Diego community and internationally.
In partnership with Point Loma Nazarene University, Cura Smiles will also provide training and service opportunities to the pre-health students.
These future dental professionals will help run the clinic and experience first hand the joy of providing basic dental care to our fellow San Diegans who are in need.
Thomas Fitzpatrick is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University and Loma Linda University where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.
Thomas currently practices at Del Mar Family Dentistry. After traveling to Nicaragua for 10 years to provide dental care to underserved communities, he launched Cura Coffee and Cura Smiles in an effort to not only provide sustainable economic support to the local farming community but also sustainable dental care to those farmers and their families.
Thomas and his family reside in San Diego.