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Miles of Smiles

Bringing on-site dental care to casino employees was this entrepreneur's jackpot idea.

By Amanda Pennington

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What: On-site, mobile dental services for casinoemployees
Who: Chris Davenport of Casino Direct Health Services
Where: Las Vegas
When: Started in April 2000

Dental hygienist and budding entrepreneur Chris Davenport wantedto make visiting the dentist convenient for busy casino workers.After partnering with a dentist (hygienists can't own healthpractices under Nevada law), Davenport, 35, started Casino DirectHealth Services and developed a 40-foot dental office on wheels for$350,000. He saw his first patients at the Primadonna Resorts, nowowned by MGM Grand.

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