On Monday, March 4, 2019, the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce along with the City of Indio and other community leaders celebrated the opening of SAGE Initiative at 82900 Avenue 42, Suite B 103 in North Indio. SAGE Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free comprehensive dental care to low-income individuals, veterans, and undocumented immigrants. The organization believes that dental health is a right and should be offered to all regardless of insurance or dental coverage since a healthy smile improves overall health, enhances relationships, and increases confidence. The SAGE (School-Aged Gap Elimination) Initiative was founded in 2013 by Dr. J, a dentist and Air Force Lt. Colonel, who had a passion for public service and serving the most in need. Since opening in Feburary 2019, the Indio dental clinic has served 277 patients, 450 patient encounters, and provided $97,176 worth of free dental treatment. For more information, go to sageinitiativeiv.org.