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Children's nonprofit dental organization receives $110,000 in grants

Philadelphia—Kids Smiles, a nonprofit children's dental care organization that provides preventive and restorative care and oral health education to children in underserved communities, received $110,000 in grants from three foundations.

Independence Blue Cross Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation and Frist Hospital Foundation have made contributions that will support the organization's services in 2013. Kids Smiles CEO Cheryl Janssen said funds would be used to provide children with dental care and education. "Through their generous, ongoing support, these three foundations continue to encourage and support our nonprofit community by providing important resources for the Philadelphia area," said Ms. Janssen. "At Kids Smiles, we are honored by the recognition from such prestigious institutions and are grateful for their ongoing partnership, which enables us to improve the heath of thousands of children each year."

Kids Smiles, founded in 2001, has three dental centers: two in Philadelphia and one in Washington, D.C. The organization offers more than 60,000 children a dental home where all of their dental needs are addressed in a caring, child-friendly atmosphere.

For more information on Kids Smiles, visit the website: kidssmiles.org.