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Time to apply for Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children access to care grants

June 02, 2014
Healthy Smiles Healthy Children 
Time to apply for Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children access to care grants

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is accepting applications for its 2015 Access to Care Grants.

HSHC Access to Care Grants are one year matching grants of up to $20,000 that support community-based initiatives that provide dental homes to children up to age 18 whose families cannot afford dental care. Applications are due Aug. 18.

Special consideration will be given to programs supporting the age-1 dental visit and providing care to special needs patients.

HSHC funds may be applied to cover costs of dental care, clinic supplies and instruments, patient/parent/caregiver education materials, take-home supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), salary, education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities or other activity with clear, direct impact on child oral care and a direct link to the dental home.

Access to Care Grants must be expended within 12 months of the award.

Guidelines and application instructions are available at

For more information, visit or contact Tracey Schilligo, grant and corporate relations manager, at 1-312-337-2169 or via email at