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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.

Davenport's private mobile dentistry practice soon partneredwith Las Vegas casino operators to become part of thecompanies' benefits programs. Davenport and his staff travel tocasinos six days a week, providing complete on-site care foremployees during breaks or after their shifts.

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