As many nonprofit dental clinics are struggling to get caught up after the COVID-19 shutdowns and families across the country delay essential dental treatment due to financial difficulties, America’s ToothFairy is launching a campaign to help “Bring the Smiles Back!”
Throughout National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, America’s ToothFairy is running its More Smiles Campaign, an opportunity for dental professionals to give so kids can get the restorative care they urgently need regardless of their family’s ability to pay.
Proceeds will fund grants that support the direct care of pediatric patients from nonprofit dental clinics participating in America’s ToothFairy programs. Most grant awards range from $500 to $1,000.
With pandemic guidelines making it harder for dental professionals to donate their time and skills during special charity dental events and limiting the number of patients who can be seen, America’s ToothFairy said, this campaign provides an option that supports community nonprofit dental providers and helps keep underserved youth out of the emergency room due to dental pain and infections.
“Patients who need these grants do not have the resources to cover all the expenses associated with the comprehensive services they need,” said Jill Malmgren, executive director at America’s ToothFairy.
“Our grants serve as a bridge by overcoming these costs and obstacles to care. Contributing to this program provides an opportunity to give a child life-changing dental care while helping support the work of nonprofit dental clinics serving populations in need,” Malmgren said.