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KaVo Kerr continues to provide support to America’s Tooth Fairy Organization

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KaVo Kerr continues to provide support to America’s Tooth Fairy Organization

KaVo Kerr™ continues to help children in need of better oral health through America’s Tooth Fairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF).

In the spring of 2017, a KaVo Kerr ToothFairy Grant was awarded to Dr. Earl R. Crane’s Children’s Dental Health Center, a nonprofit program supported by NCOHF serving low-income children in San Bernardino County (California). In 2014, more than one-third of children in San Bernardino live below the poverty level. Upon their first visit to the clinic, approximately 80% of the children have untreated dental disease. Children with untreated dental disease often suffer in pain and experience difficulty eating, sleeping and learning.

With help from NCOHF and the KaVo Kerr ToothFairy Grant, Dr. Earl R. Crane’s Children’s Dental Health Center will be able to offer mobile services and provide an additional 1,000 children with preventive services. The grant will make it possible to increase the number of patients receiving preventive and treatment services via a mobile clinic traveling to 10 schools in San Bernardino.

“Though many non-profit dental clinics provide free or low-cost care for underserved populations throughout the U.S., many of them lack necessary resources such as funding, products, equipment, community engagement tools and educational materials to adequately address the needs in their community,” NCOHF said in a recent release. “Thanks to KaVo Kerr underwriting support, NCOHF is able to aggregate and distribute valuable resources to more than 80 non-profit dental clinics through our Dental Resource Program (DRP). These clinics depend on our support and will serve an estimated 800,000+ children and youth in need this year.”

To date this fiscal year, more than $1 million in donated dental products and more than $200,000 in financial grants have been distributed to NCOHF member clinics supporting programs. Those programs school-based screening, fluoride varnish and other dental service programs; screenings, education and care for children with special needs; oral health education for pregnant women and mothers in the WIC program and much more.

For more information on America’s Tooth Fairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF), visit www.AmericasToothFairy.org.

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