(January 24, 2017, Minneapolis, MN)— America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation recently received a $100,000 grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation to support the Minnesota Oral Health Zone. Formed in 2014 with support from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, the Minnesota Oral Health Zone is a statewide initiative of America’s ToothFairy aimed at expanding delivery of dental services and education for underserved children and families.
With this most recent grant, America’s ToothFairy will support the delivery of dental services for children in need, while also expanding opportunities for oral health education.
“Generous support from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has made it possible for underserved youth across the state to access critically-needed preventive dental services, treatment and education,” said Jill Malmgren, Executive Director of America’s ToothFairy. “We are very grateful to Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation for their commitment as well as the many community partners, clinics and volunteers working with the Minnesota Oral Health Zone program to increase access to oral health education and care for children in need.”
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation selects grant recipients with innovative strategies to expand oral health access for Minnesota’s underserved populations; demonstrate significant opportunity to promote and expand preventive and education services; and show an ability to measure results.
About America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation
America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of one of the most prevalent chronic childhood illnesses: pediatric dental disease, facilitating the delivery of comprehensive oral health services and improving quality of life for underserved children. Through the #MySmileMatters Youth Movement, collaborative partnerships with a diverse array of national service organizations, growing network of non-profit clinical partners, dedicated professional and student volunteers and a suite of high-impact community education and service programs, America’s ToothFairy is building a powerful, united effort to eliminate tooth decay and protect the smiles of our most vulnerable children. For more information, visit www.AmericasToothFairy.org.