(Charlotte, NC, March 21, 2017) – America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) announced it has selected The Kids’ Community Dental Clinic (KCDC) as its 2017 Dental Clinic of the Year. Located in Burbank, California, KCDC is dedicated to improving children's oral health through quality dental care and preventive education for low-income families in Southern California.
NCOHF has collaborated with KCDC since 2012 through its Dental Clinic Resource Program, which supports more than 80 nonprofit clinics with donated products, educational materials, community programming, and financial grants.
Dale Gorman, Executive Director of KCDC, and Ana Gomez, RDA, Programs Administrator, accepted the award at the America’s ToothFairy Celebration of Smiles held at the Midwinter Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society in February. At the event, KCDC also received a $10,000 grant from NCOHF to further expand its vital programs for children.
“The Kids’ Community Dental Clinic is proud to be affiliated with this national organization that offers support and resources to help us educate children so effectively,” said Dale Gorman, KCDC’s Executive Director. “The foundation is wonderful about sharing dental products and materials that we utilize in everyday treatments. We are grateful for the relationship!”
“We are proud to honor The Kids’ Community Dental Clinic as our 2017 Dental Clinic of the Year,” said Jill Malmgren, Executive Director of NCOHF. “KCDC has made significant contributions to the oral health of children in their community. It is because of nonprofit clinics like The Kids’ Community Dental Clinic that underserved children are able to receive the dental services they need and start on a path to optimal oral health and wellness.”
About Kids’ Community Dental Clinic
The Kids’ Community Dental Clinic (KCDC), located in the neighborhood of Burbank, California, is a comprehensive dental clinic staffed by volunteer dentists offering free and low cost quality dental care to low income, uninsured children through age 18 years. KCDC welcomes families all over Southern California with no geographic limits nor residence guidelines. Dedicated Volunteers move children from high risk with multiple cavities to preventive care and continue on a preventive treatment schedule. KCDC also leads teams of dentists and dental hygienists to low income area schools to give children access to dentistry and oral health education.
About America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation
America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) is dedicated to raising awareness of the most prevalent chronic childhood illness: pediatric dental disease, facilitating the delivery of comprehensive oral health services and improving quality of life for underserved
children. Through its Dental Clinic Resource Program, collaborative partnerships with a
diverse array of national service organizations, dedicated professional and student volunteers and a suite of high-impact community education and service programs, NCOHF 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.