LISLE, Ill., Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven community service organizations throughout Illinois will begin the New Year on a positive note as recipients of grants from Delta Dental of Illinois.
The seven grants, for a total of $62,400, are intended to help promote oral health education and access to care. DDIL makes grants three times a year; this round is the last for 2007.
The oral health grants are a key component of Delta Dental of Illinois'
community benefit program. Part of Delta Dental of Illinois' mission is to
improve the oral health of the communities it serves. As such, Delta Dental
of Illinois supports organizations and projects that help improve oral
health access or promote oral health education in the state.
Recipients of the Delta Dental of Illinois grants include:
-- The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago received a $7,500 grant to
support ongoing pediatric dentistry services for the Hispanic and
Polish immigrant communities on the Northwest side of Chicago. The
Infant Welfare Society successfully manages the challenges of the
target population by responding to the cultural and linguistic needs of
their patients and will provide 16,000 oral health visits in the
current fiscal year. The agency provides comprehensive oral health care
for children, including restorative and advanced pediatric dental care
often not available elsewhere.
-- Adams County Health Department -- Community Dental Clinic in Quincy
received a $10,000 grant to increase access to care. The clinic
provides a full array of dental services, including endodontic, oral
surgery, dentures and orthodontia, and expects to serve 9,000 eligible
adults and children.
-- DuPage County
|SOURCE Delta Dental of Illinois|
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