Oral health is an important issue that affects people in America and across the world alike. Here are some dental charities that promote healthy smiles.
Oral Health America
Founded by members of the American Dental Association, OHA is a non-profit group that specializes in raising awareness about oral care through education and service programs.
Based in Chicago, the group strives to raise mindfulness about the importance of oral health in conjunction with overall care of the body.
National Children’s Oral Health Foundation
Known as America’s Toothfairy, The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation serves the entire nation as a resource provider to non-profit pediatric dental centers across the nation. The NCOF has set a goal to screen and educate over 20 million children through educational programs at elementary schools and community centers.
The Children’s Dental Center
Based in Los Angeles, California, the TCDC is a dental organization that provides dental care to 1.8 million underprivileged children in the greater Los Angeles area. By providing all of the necessary dental care and preventative dentistry needed for a growing child TCDC helps to stave off future oral health complications.
Working in conjunction with the PGA tour, Christina’s Smile works to deliver comprehensive dental care to children in need in the cities that host the tour. Utilizing a mobile dental clinic comprised of a 48-foot-trailer, Volunteer dentists perform tooth extractions, fillings, root canal therapy, dental crowns, and sealants.
Give Back a Smile
Domestic violence affects more than 5 million individuals every year. Give Back a Smile makes great strides to remedy the dental problems that victims may face. Founded by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, GBS provides their service at no cost to survivors.
To learn more about dental care and how DC Dental gives back visit our community outreach section.