VINA Wordle (5/5/22)

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Who Your Donation Helps

Before being referred to VINA, Wanda rarely smiled and every time she laughed she would cover her mouth with her hand because she was embarrassed by the condition of her teeth. At VINA, she got multiple extractions and fillings.

After treatment, Wanda said "with great support from the staff throughout, my self-confidence and well-being so improved. . . I'm grinning all the time!"

During her appointments, VINA also alerted her to several high blood pressure readings and urged her to see a primary care physician. She did and was able to control her blood pressure with medications. 

Wanda says "Not only did VINA bring back my smile, they probably saved my life." 

Wanda uses six words to summarize her experience at VINA: "Negative infection, negative pain, positive celery." 

Wanda says that celery was the food she missed the most before her teeth were fixed and she is so happy to be able to enjoy it again without feeling pain or discomfort.

"Absolutely wonderful, caring  doctor and staff. I was lost, I could never save enough money for my dental treatment while on SSDI. VINA made everything possible including having a BEAUTIFUL smile during my daughter's wedding!!

- Paula, VINA Patient 

"Without VINA, I would not have good dental care. Since good dental care is important to overall health, I feel VINA is a big contributor to maintaining my self care. I am very grateful for the positive difference VINA makes in my health. The staff and everyone who provides service are THE BEST." 

- Karen, VINA Patient

"Everyone at VINA is absolutely wonderful. In short, my experience was my personal miracle and everyone involved I consider to be an Earth angel. I can honestly say that I had the best dental experience I’ve ever had. The ladies that work there are very compassionate took the time to answer my questions, made sure I was comfortable and ready for my extraction. I had a very stubborn tooth with long roots. Went very well. I love those ladies.” 

– Kim, VINA Patient

"To be able to have access to affordable dental care is such a relief. Health-wise, it’s such an ease on my body to know I have somewhere to go and people to help and advise me. It’s significantly less stress on my body.”

 - Tim, VINA Patient

“I had many decayed and fractured teeth due to lack of dental care that I could not afford. My teeth were quite painful and I often had to dig out the decay and broken parts of my teeth. I became aware of VINA and they got me in as soon as possible. I had to get almost all my teeth pulled but it actually felt better. Now, I got dentures and am looking forward to being able to smile again thanks to VINA!

– Laura, VINA Patient

More Ways to Help


Click on the DONATE button located in the upper left hand corner of the home page, text “vinadonations” to 56651 and follow the prompts to complete your donation or send your donation via mail to: 400 E. Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48116. Please make all checks payable to: “VINA Community Dental Center”. If you have any questions, please contact the office at (810) 844-0240 or

You can give to VINA on a monthly basis by selecting the “Donate Monthly” button on our donations page. You can choose your monthly donation amount to best fit your budget. You can always change your credit card, amount of the donation or the date you’re charged each month as well as cancel or pause recurring donations.

Shopping online – Sign Up for ‘Amazon Smile’

Simply visit and register to support VINA Community Dental Center as your charity.
Each time you place an order through Amazon Smile, VINA will receive 0.5% back in cash rewards.


We love our volunteers and everything they do for our patients and the community! We are always grateful and excited for volunteers to help out at the front desk or at our fundraising events. If you’re a dental professional, we would love to have you volunteer in the clinic however much you can. Fill out this form to have one of our staff members contact you about volunteering at VINA.

Buying Groceries at Kroger

You can support VINA every time you shop at Kroger.

From the Kroger App

  • From the Home Page, press the “more” icon in the upper right corner (the icon is three horizontal lines)
  • If you are not already signed in, go to “My Account” and sign in
  • From the “More” page, press “Rewards”
  • Press “Community Rewards” and then search for VINA by searching “VINA” or our Kroger number BJ526
  • Select & save!

From Kroger on a Web Browser

  • Visit
  • Sign in or create an account, then login
  • Go to “My Account”
  • Scroll down to “Community Rewards” from the left menu options
  • In the Community Rewards section search for “VINA” or our Kroger number BJ526, select & save

Fundraising Events


Please contact us at (810) 844-0240 or for information regarding event sponsorships.


Two of our signature fundraising events include silent auctions. We are always looking for trips, activities, baskets, UM/MSU gear and other cool items and experiences to feature in our silent auctions. Fixed-value gift cards are another great way to support our Tailgate fundraiser to add to the $4$ wall.