March 2021 Volume LVI Number 2


AAPD Foundation

March 2021 Volume LVI Number 2

February was National Children's Dental Health Month!

Meet some of our 2020-2021 Grantee Recipients.
Children's Dental Foundation (Long Beach, CA). With a program that serves 3,200 patients of the Greater Long Beach and South Bay areas , Child ren 's Dental Foundation aims to provide multi-specialty, comprehensive dental treatment and oral health education including vital dental treatment under IV sedation and under general anes­ thesia in the hospital operating room.
Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society (Oak Park, IL),
To help Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society's goal to increase access to health care for low income Chicago-area children, improve health outcomes for low income children through health education, and improve the health status of Clinic patients, this grant will support the salary for one of their dental assistants.
From the President
I want to say thank you. Thank you for your generosity. Thank you for your commitment. With the support of people like you, the AAPD Foundation has given or committed more dollars to help children than any other national dental charity!
Those funds have helped local community organizations provide dental care to more than 550,000 children who may otherwise not be able to afford care. The community organizations and educational institutions selected by child oral health experts and funded by the Foundation go the extra mile every day to provide a Dental Home.
Our grant recipients are often the frontline safety net providers serving the children most at-risk.
During the month of February we focused on highlighting our 2020-2021 Grantee Recipients while educating moms, consumers about why dental care is essential care.
Give hope to children in need of a Dental Home and give now to help award grants to clinics like Chil­ dren's Dental Foundation in Long Beach, CA and Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society in Oak Park, IL who help their com­ munity both inside and outside the clinic.
Please help grow our impact and ensure all children receive the best oral healthcare in 2021. You can help by visiting: 
Thank you for your support! Please follow us on Facebook, lnstagram, Twitter and LinkedIn at AAPD Foundation.
Help us provide 1 million children with Dental Homes by 2022!
Dr. Charles S. Czerepak DMD, MS
AAPD Foundation

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