Because of donors like you, we provide funding, products and equipment to help repair broken smiles, and community education tools to help foster healthy habits to last a lifetime. Our efforts are always focused on two areas: Access to Care and Prevention & Education.
Many families cannot access professional dental care, even if they have dental insurance coverage. Why?
To help families overcome these obstacles, our three Access to Care programs are designed to help under-served children and teens access the care they need to be pain free, healthy and ready to learn:
Thanks to our donors, we have distributed more than $19 million in financial support and resources to our nationwide network of nonprofit dental clinics and community partners that serve children living with financial hardships.
In addition, with the support of Patterson Dental, our National Mobile Outreach Initiative helps families with geographical and transportation barriers get the dental care and preventative services they need.
Dental disease is preventable yet the majority of oral health efforts focus on restorative care, rather than prevention. This creates a revolving door of drill, fill and pull where children access services only when in severe pain or in need of invasive and expensive treatment. Why?
Our three Prevention & Education programs are designed to prevent future decay with awareness initiatives and educational tools designed to reach the most vulnerable children and families where they live, work and play:
Because of donors like you, we have been able to spread oral health education to over 500,000 kids and caregivers each year. To date more than 1.8 million oral care products have been distributed to kids in need across the country.
Through our Chicago Smiles Initiative, sponsored by GC America, we are overcoming significant barriers faced by underserved families in Chicago and surrounding areas with an emphasis on the education of grandparents, parents and other adult caregivers.