Waterloo, a settlement along the Colorado River in Central Texas, was founded in 1837. Two years later, Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar and the Texas Congress commissioned the purchase of 7,735 acres along the Colorado River, including Waterloo, renamed the area Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin, the “father of Texas,” and made it the capital city of the Republic of Texas.
Now, with a population of over 800,000, Austin has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Thanks in part to the University of Texas and an incredibly strong music scene, “The Live Music Capital of the World” is the third fastest growing large city in the nation. With this growth comes a wealth of diversity to our wonderful city, and with diversity comes people with needs as varied as the languages and cultures that now enrich our community.
Austin dentist Dr. John Schmid, DDS, and the team at Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry are proud to work in Austin, Texas. We also want to lend our services and talent in any way possible to those who need us, which is why we believe in giving back to the community, especially by helping to make dentistry accessible to our underprivileged community members.
The Manos de Cristo Dental Clinic
Manos de Cristo is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 to promote independence and self-reliance among low-income individuals. With a vision of offering “life-changing services” to “empower people of all backgrounds to build self-esteem and self-confidence and the ability to participate fully in the life of the community,” Manos de Cristo helps more than 15,000 people in the Austin area every year. Their ability to help is made possible by the hard work and dedication of those who offer time and donations to serve the needs of our community members who are less fortunate.
Dr. Schmid is committed to doing his part to help underprivileged community members receive access to the comprehensive dental care they deserve. He has volunteered at the Manos de Cristo Dental Clinic, where his dental skills were donated to the community. The Manos de Cristo Dental Clinic has provided more than 7,741 appointments and $1,041,842 in free dental services to Austin’s working poor since its inception, offering emergency dental services in addition to dental hygiene and teeth cleanings, dental fillings, dental crowns, and other restorative treatments. Dr. Schmid strongly supports the mission of the Dental Clinic and is honored to have worked with them.
Our Rewarding Austin Community
Dr. Schmid has lived in Austin for 25 years and is happy to be raising his three children here. Like your family, Dr. Schmid and our team members live in and enjoy Austin and the surrounding areas, from running along Town Lake to taking in the live music, sports, and everything else that adds to the vibrant culture of our city. We believe that it is the involvement of our citizens that helps make Austin the amazing city it is known to be. We are committed to our patients, our community, and each other, and hope to be able to serve all of your family’s dental needs.
For more information about our Austin dental services and dentist Dr. John Schmid, please contact Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry today by calling 512-329-5967 today.