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.
A smile, it's been said, is a curve that sets everything straight. But it was the lack of a proper smile that led 2012-13 ADA Foundation Scholarship Program winner Gustavo Hernandez straight to dentistry.
Patients hear a lot of information when they visit the dentist and for some it may be difficult to retain it all simply through rote memory. So when the diagnosis is something as serious as periodontal disease, it's a good idea to call for backup.
Dental professionals, students, friends and family who want to combine travel to Jamaica and volunteer service can participate in the 1000 Smiles Dental Project clinics in Negril, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Whitehouse this summer and fall.