November 2018 Volume LIII Number 6

 
 
 
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Apply Now! Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children to Award Over $1 Million in Grants

July 2015 Volume L Number 4

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) is committed to supporting community-based initiatives providing Dental Homes for children whose families cannot afford dental care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines a Dental Home as the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. HSHC supports this goal through its Grants targeting children up to age 18.

HSHC Grants are one-year matching grants of up to $20,000, supporting community-based initiatives in the U.S. that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved/limited access children. Special consideration will be given to programs supporting the age-one dental visit and providing care to special needs patients.

HSHC funds may be applied to cover costs such as, but not limited to:

• Child oral health care

• Clinic supplies, instruments and equipment,

• Salary,

• Education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities.

Guidelines and application instructions are available on the HSHC website: http://www.healthysmileshealthychildren.org. For further information, contact Vice President for Development and Charitable Programming Paul Amundsen at (312) 337-2169 or pamundsen@aapd.org.  

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