With a commitment to oral health education access and preventive dental care, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is thrilled to support Maggie’s Place—a clinic that provides dental care to homeless pregnant women.
Maggie’s Place was just one of the 34 organizations the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation supported in 2016.
Nearly $600,000 was distributed to 34 Arizona community groups focusing on helping high-risk children and families, pregnant mothers, safety net clinics, community health centers, oral health education, dental health awareness programs and oral health coalitions.
“The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is focusing its efforts this year on improving the oral health of expectant mothers and their families, which is key as we know that lack of dental care can lead to dire health and financial consequences,” said Sandi Perez, Executive Director, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation.
Grants range from $2,000 to $50,000 and support a broad array of preventive services, a home visiting program assisting at-risk families administered by the Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood; a mobile dental van providing cleanings and fluoride treatments to uninsured children in the Isaac Elementary School District; and preventive dental services for children at Sunset Community Health Clinic in Yuma.