We take tremendous pride in our partnerships and business relationships at The Smile Center. From health and wellness to kids and families outward to our community and even including furry creatures — we’ve committed ourselves to forging what we like to think of as magical friendships.
You might have noticed our particular penchant for furry — and even fur-less — creatures. Maybe it’s because Sammy is a furry creature! But, today we’d like to focus on one of our special partnerships that involves one of the most readily-identifiable furry creatures in the world! He’s all ears…are you?
Even though he’s almost 115 years old, he’s barely aged and at the tender age of one, he revolutionized the cinema industry and spawned an empire. If you haven’t guessed by now, it’s our friend Mickey Mouse!
We share some interesting history with Mickey’s “father” Walt Disney…
- As a member of The Smile Center Communications Department, Smiling Sammy knows a lot about making the behind-the-scenes “magic” of our offices!
- Both Walt and Sammy got their beginnings in the advertising industry.
- Walt Disney met his future wife as he was finding his path, when he hired her to ink and paint celluoid frames in his first studio effort. The owner of The Smile Center, Dr. Stephen Simpton also met and married his wife as his career began to take shape. Today, she serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the company.
- While Dr. Simpton’s dental enterprise can be firmly classified as one of science, Walt Disney is not the first name that leaps to mind when that topic arises. However, during the 1950’s he produced a number of educational films in conjunction with famed NASA rocket designer Wernher von Braun! Baby boomers may fondly recall Disney science and nature films from their childhood school days.
- One of the mainstays of what would become his signature “Wonderful World of Disney” television anthology series — that began airing in 1950 — was the Davy Crockett miniseries. The correlation should be clear here: Davy Crockett and his famed stand at The Alamo occurred right in the heart of San Antonio — also home to The Smile Center!
- Walt Disney’s dedication to perfection in his craft and in everything that bore his name can also be found at in Dr. Simpton and The Smile Center.
While Dr. Stephen Simpton and Smiling Sammy may not be the household names that Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse are, they’re both still young and a lot can happen in a hundred years! We’re just proud to share a few traits with these legends and even more proud of our partnership with Radio Disney…it’s how a legacy is built!