Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) is committed to supporting community-based initiatives providing dental homes to 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.
Special consideration will be given to programs supporting the age-one dental visit and providing care to special needs patients. Funds may be applied to cover costs, such as, but not limited to, child oral health care; clinical supplies, instruments, and equipment; salaries; and education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities.
Amount: Matching grants of up to $20,000 are available.
Eligibility: Qualified applicants include, but are not limited to: nonprofit organizations; local health jurisdictions; county health departments; hospitals and clinics; state government agencies; colleges/schools of dentistry; colleges/schools of medicine (pediatric and family medicine departments only); and national, state, and local dental societies. Priority is given to projects with pediatric dentist involvement. If a pediatric dentist is not participating, a general dentist must be involved for funding consideration.
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