The program’s main objective is to help children whose socioeconomic status impacts their access to professional oral care and adversely affects their oral health habits at home. The program seeks to increase access to, and education on, oral health care by encouraging volunteerism in the health professions community. By also encouraging synergy between community-based applicants and awardees, the grant program seeks to pool limited resources within dentistry, industry and public charities to significantly reduce the level of children’s oral disease through education. Through this effort, the program assists in the dissemination of oral health promotion activities to aid those children most at risk.

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