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Oral Health

Oral health is essential to overall health, but access to such services is limited. In response, many foundations and corporate giving programs are working to improve oral health care through policy and advocacy, workforce development, and delivery system support. GIH strives to increase funder awareness of this important need, particularly for vulnerable populations.

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Spotlight
June 2018


The corporate giving program of Ivoclar Vivadent, a manufacturer of dental products and supplies, has committed $500,000 to Oral Health America (OHA). The three-year commitment will support the Wisdom Tooth Project, a program working to address the oral health needs of vulnerable older adult populations. This will include support of OHA’s collaboration with the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine to offer oral health education and screenings to older adults in the Greater Buffalo region. An additional in-kind donation of dental supplies totaling $117,000 will be made to OHA’s child oral health programs.


Spotlight
June 2018


The WITH foundation has granted $120,000 to The Special Care Clinic and Hospital Dentistry Program at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. The 3-year grant is intended to increase the number of providers trained to deliver high-quality oral health care to people with cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, genetic abnormalities, and seizure disorder. The Dugoni School’s Special Care Clinic is one of very few clinics in Northern California serving a wide range of patients with special healthcare needs.


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