America’s ToothFairy recently welcomed five new nonprofit dental clinics to its Dental Resource Program, which supports safety-net clinics that provide oral health services to more than 500,000 children in underserved communities across the United States. The additions bring the total number of active clinics in the program to 74 in 27 states.
“It’s always exciting to have new clinics partner with us. Our Dental Resource Program is designed to help nonprofit clinics deliver a system of care that breaks down the barriers that low-income families and underserved communities face,” said Jill Malmgren, executive director of America’s ToothFairy.
“Without this system, many children would require extractions and expensive, painful procedures that could have been avoided with access to regular preventive care. Working with these new clinics gives us an opportunity to help new populations of children who otherwise would have no other place to go for dental care,” said Malmgren.
The five clinics joining the program are Blueridge Health in Hendersonville, North Carolina; the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle; the Tri County Community Action Program in Tamworth, New Hampshire; the Serve the People Community Health Center in Santa Ana, California; and the HealthCore Clinic in Wichita, Kansas.
Since 2006, America’s ToothFairy programs have provided dental care and oral health education to more than 10.4 million children and caregivers.