Navigation Links
Tom's of Maine Dental Health for All(TM) Program Works With Customers and Retailers to Provide Access to Oral Health Care
Date:2/25/2009

KENNEBUNK, Maine, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans live without dental insurance and as challenging economic times continue the services provided by non-profit dental clinics become increasingly important. With the support of customers and retailers, Tom's of Maine Dental Health for AllTM program is helping these clinics provide families the dental care they need with an estimated 134,000 additional patient visits since its inception.

The Tom's of Maine Dental Health for AllTM program was created to bring together people who want to help ensure underserved communities have access to oral health care. Since 2004 over 70 nonprofit clinics have received support. Individuals help by participating in the Dental Health for AllTM partnership, donating directly to clinics through the Dental Health for AllTM fund, and recommending dental clinics to receive support. This year $95,000 in donations will be made to six non-profit dental clinics across the country in recognition of their commitment and passion to making a real difference in the lives of the people in their communities. Each deserving clinic will use the funds to help increase patient capacity and improve or expand patient services.

Petaluma Health Center (Petaluma, CA), which serves 1,000 patients regardless of economic, insurance or cultural barriers, will use the award towards a new clinic location that will provide care to an additional 1,300 families in the first year.

Children's Dental Health Clinic (Long Beach, CA) has treated more than 10,000 underserved children in the past year and will use its monies to help purchase a dental operatory unit that will benefit up to 33,000 visitors annually.

Inner City Health Care (Denver, CO) serves medically uninsured and low-income families, of which 97 percent live below the poverty line. Its funding will expand healthcare and education efforts aimed at bringing 1,700 patients to the clinic for screenings and services.

Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley (Aurora, IL) helps nearly 800 patients, of which 85 percent struggle below the poverty level. Its donation will support a new dental office expansion project designed to increase patient care by 50 percent.

Community Healthcare Network (New York, NY), which delivers accessible dental care to diverse populations in underserved communities, will purchase digital imaging equipment to help offer quality care to nearly 25 percent more patients.

Dental Health Clinic at Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR) provides dental care to 3,000 patients, of which 80 percent lack sufficient insurance coverage. It will use the donation to help fund a mobile dental clinic that brings oral health services to nearly 100 patients each academic year.

"There are millions of American families without dental insurance so they forgo proper dental care; it's a situation that's not getting any better in this economy," said Kerry Maguire, D.D.S., M.S.P.H. and Tom's Director of Professional of Advocacy. "By joining forces with our customers, we collectively took a few small steps to help improve the dental health available to thousands of children and adults. Everyone who purchased a Tom's of Maine product in January helped contribute to this annual effort."

To learn more about the program and how to nominate a non-profit clinic Dental Health for AllTM program n your area next year, visit www.tomsofmaine.com.

About Tom's of Maine

Tom's of Maine is a leader in natural personal care with a longstanding passion for responsible and sustainable business solutions. For more than 40 years, Tom's has donated 10% of its profits to charity and encouraged employees to use 5% of their paid time to volunteer. Employee and consumer input have helped fuel the company's way of doing business - which includes the use of recycled and recyclable packaging for its products and the use of wind energy credits for its factory. Tom's believes that everyone can make a positive difference, and enjoys partnering with consumers, vendors and community groups to improve the earth.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Dental Health for All
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. A useful method to diagnose chest pain with foregut symptoms
2. Got Cold Symptoms? Five Ways to Stay Healthy This Season
3. Charleston Conducts Evaluation of an Opioid Symptoms Questionnaire
4. Drug Reduces Inflammatory Arthritis Symptoms, Lesions
5. Chondroitin slows progression and relieves symptoms of knee osteoarthritis
6. Omega-3s ease depressive symptoms related to menopause
7. Current and Emerging Therapies Have No Advantage Over Enbrel in Reducing the Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
8. January 2009 Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource Highlights Stroke Symptoms, Personal Health Records and Volunteering
9. Certain Antidepressants Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms
10. Women With Heart Attack Symptoms See Delays in Care
11. Researchers discover target that could ease spinal muscular atrophy symptoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... After years as an active staff surgeon and ... cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman transitioned to chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery ... three-year term as chief and began a second three-year term in January of 2016. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Regular gym users know ... having to wait longer to access the treadmills. It’s a predictable trend. After the ... lose weight and get in shape by joining gyms, starting new walking or running ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... pleased to announce their 2nd Annual No Cost Dental Day to individuals in need. ... 4pm. The purpose of this No Cost Dental Day is to provide dental care ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... , ... Health and wellness is a topic that should concern all Americans; ... experiencing an illness. Migraines are a severe form of a headache and often are ... wish the pain on their worst enemy, the feeling can last for many hours ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... –This ... on the benefits of having a tankless water heater. To view the report, ... water heaters: tank and tankless. While each has their pros and cons, the type ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... France , Germany , ... Israel ). It includes a 10-year epidemiology forecast for the total ... and sex in these markets. GD epidemiology report is written and developed ... transparent and market-driven, providing expert analysis of disease trends in the 7MM. ... Italy , Spain , UK, and ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 4, 2016  Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW ... heart disease and critical care monitoring, announced today that ... agreement with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC to repurchase ... part of the Company,s previously authorized program to repurchase ... --> --> ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016   Bernstein Liebhard LLP ... in the United States District Court for the District of ... (the "Class") consisting of all persons or entities who purchased ... (NASDAQ: INSY ) from March 3, 2015 through January ... certain of its officers with violations of the Securities Exchange ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: