May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Helping to Provide Dental Homes to Children in need Since 2010

July 2013 Volume XLVIX Number 4

 Over the last four years, HSHC has supported 33 organizations in 16 states with over $700,000 in Access to Care Grants to provide Dental Homes to underserved children. HSHC is looking to release at least $400,000 in grant dollars in 2014. Help Create a Dental Home in your community with an HSHC Access to Care Grant. Apply today.


Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children is committed to improving the quality of pediatric oral health care including the age-one dental visit, providing Dental Homes and access to dental care to children in need. HSHC supports this goal through its Access to Care Grants.


HSHC Access to Care Grants are matching grants of up to $20,000 per year supporting community-based initiatives in the U.S. providing dental care to underserved/limited access children. Special consideration will be given to programs that have demonstrated success and/ or have potential for replication in other communities. HSHC funds may be applied to cover costs of clinic supplies and instruments, patient/parent education materials, take-home supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities, or other activity with clear, direct impact on pediatric oral health care.

Access to Care Grant funds must be expended within 12 months of award. Grants will be issued July 1, 2014.For more information on the Access to Care Grant program and how to apply please visit