Smiles Across America Gives $300,000 in Grants to Oral Health Organizations Across the Country

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for American children, with 42 percent of children ages 2-11 experiencing cavities in their primary teeth, according to a National Health and Nutrition Examination Study. Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America® (SAA) program aims to address this chronic problem, recently distributing $300,000 in grants to organizations across the country who provide oral health care to children. These grants were made possible through the financial support of: DENTSPLY International, LISTERINE®, the Patterson Foundation, and Trident.

“The grants distributed by SAA support programs that provide care to underserved children throughout the country. For many of the children, they would not have access to dental care without the work of our SAA partners,” said OHA Programs Manager Tina Montgomery. “We’re proud to support the wonderful work they do every day.”

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