Restore Smiles.
Prevent Decay.

Help a kid smile
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Tooth decay is an inconvenience for most families. But for many children, treatment is out of reach. They live each day in pain. They miss school. They can’t sleep. Even eating hurts. They lose teeth and risk dangerous infections that can be deadly.

How does this happen in the wealthiest country in the world?

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Tooth decay is an inconvenience for most families. But for many children, treatment is out of reach. They live each day in pain. They miss school. They can’t sleep. Even eating hurts. They lose teeth and risk dangerous infections that can be deadly.

How does this happen in the wealthiest country in the world?

Unawareness that tooth decay is a contagious disease

Lack of basic oral health products

Absence of Medicaid

In some cases, parental neglect

Belief that baby teeth don't matter

Failure to form good oral health habits

Restricted access to dentists

Homelessness

Inability to pay for dental care

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We believe every child deserves a healthy smile.

As a resource provider, we increase access to oral health care by supporting nonprofit clinics and community partners delivering education, prevention and treatment services for underserved children.

We teach families why oral health is important and how to take care of their mouths.

We provide funding so low-income families can access dental care.

We supply basic oral hygiene products for daily care.

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Meet Sam

Sam* is just like other fourth graders you may know. But, like 1-in-5 kids in America, he hadn't been to the dentist in over a year (three years, to be exact.) When the team from one of our Dental Resource Program member clinics met him at a Screen & Seal event at his school, they also discovered he had two cavities that needed to be filled.

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Meet Atticus & Will

How often do you worry about smiling? When we asked middle and high school students in Southern California to submit essays about how orthodontic care would change their lives, their responses were heart-breaking.

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Meet Oliver

Oliver is six years old and in his short life has experienced medical trauma. Because of this, he becomes combative in medical offices. Other dentists had turned him away because of behavioral issues.

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Give a child a healthy smile.

Your support makes it possible to end dental pain and restore healthy smiles!

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"[Our patient] would have had to endure pain and risk losing teeth if it was not for your charitable donation. With multiple areas of decay, abscesses, extractions and the need for pulpectomies and crowns, and not qualifying for Medicaid or any other insurance, her family could not afford the bill. Thanks to you, the family did not have to sacrifice necessities. After undergoing sedation and full mouth treatment, our patient is orally stable and healthy with a bright smile."

Kimberly Richbourg

Registered Dental Hygienist, Pediatric Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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featured program

Oral Health Zone Program

In order to help low-income children in regions with especially challenging oral health needs, Oral Health Zones (OHZ) have been established to expand access to care and increase oral health education through community engagement. The initiatives in each zone differ in order to meet their specific needs.

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Our impact, by the numbers.

19,765,397

Amount in dollars provided in support and resources for oral health care and education for children in need since 2006.

Thanks to the operational support of our Underwriters, 100% of donations received through this website go directly to support our programs.