$67,500 in Grants Awarded to Support Children’s Oral Health

February 9, 2018

We are proud to announce the winners of our first round of ToothFairy Grants in 2018. Each grantee submitted a successful proposal for support in one of three focus areas including providing preventive oral care services in school-based settings, facilitating inter-professional engagement in children’s oral health and expanding access to oral health services for children with special needs.

Grant recipients are members of the America’s ToothFairy Dental Resource Program, a national network of safety net and nonprofit dental clinics serving children and families in need. Recipients include:

Central Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic Hastings, NE
$2,500 Centrix ToothFairy Grant

Children’s Dental Services Minneapolis, MN
$5,000 Centrix ToothFairy Grant

Community Dental Care Maplewood, MN
$5,000 3Mgives Foundation ToothFairy Grant

Concord Dental Sealant Coalition Concord, NH
$5,000 GC America ToothFairy Grant

FirstHealth Dental Care Southern Pines, NC
$5,000 America’s ToothFairy Grant

Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County Garden Grove, CA
$5,000 Ultradent ToothFairy Grant

Just Kids Dental Two Harbors, MN
$5,000 Heartland Dental ToothFairy Grant

Kemple Memorial Children’s Dental Clinic Bend, OR
$5,000 Dentsply Sirona ToothFairy Grant

Ravenswood Family Dentistry East Palo Alto, CA
$5,000 Henry Schein ToothFairy Grant

The Children’s Dental Center of Greater Los Angeles Inglewood, CA
$5,000 Dr. Cherilyn Sheets and Mark Moehlman ToothFairy Grant

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Boston, MA
$5,000 Henry Schein ToothFairy Grant

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
$5,000 GC America ToothFairy Grant

University of Iowa Department of Pediatric Dentistry Iowa City, IA
$5,000 Benco Family Foundation ToothFairy Grant

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry Richmond, VA
$5,000 IQ Dental Supply ToothFairy Grant

Grant funds were raised through the America’s ToothFairy Online Auction in November 2017 and through a 2017 cause marketing campaign sponsored by Patterson Dental. Through these grants, members of our Dental Resource Program will be able to serve additional children by providing vital school-based prevention programs and comprehensive clinical care for children with special needs. Congratulations to all of our grant winners!

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