The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is committed to oral health education and providing preventive dental care to children. As such, the foundation has invested in Sun Life Family Health Center through the Community Dental Program.
With a donation of $18,000, the Community Dental Program will provide oral hygiene instruction, dental screenings and fluoride varnish to children on the Pinal County School System. This grant aims to introduce good oral health habits to children who are largely underserved.
The Community Dental Program makes a difference.
Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases in children, even though it’s nearly 100% preventable. In rural areas like Pinal County, children are less likely to visit the dentist early on—when it matters most. And with a poverty level of 18%, children in Pinal County are at a higher risk for cavities.
Through preventive dental care and oral health education, we hope to set the kids in this community up for success.