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SCHOOL SMILES FOUNDATION INC

SCHOOL SMILES FOUNDATION INC
CROWDRISE : Mar 05, 2015
Tax ID: 46-3704904
BASED: Greenwood, IN, United States

SCHOOL SMILES FOUNDATION INC

Foundation Mission

The mission of the School Smiles Foundation is to provide funding for high quality dental care and preventive dental services to children who would not otherwise receive it. These children are being left out of the dental care system, as they do not qualify for Medicaid coverage and their families cannot afford to pay for dental care (through private insurance or otherwise). Our focus is in providing a portable dental home for these children when other options may not be accessible. We assure that those children who are falling between the cracks of qualifying for state assistance and being able to afford private insurance will get the dental care they need.

The School Smiles Foundation was created by the owners of Mid America Health, Inc. (MAH). MAH is a qualified dental company with an on-site portable school dentistry division that operates as "School Smiles".  Our on-site staff, which consists of a licensed dentist and certified dental assistant provides preventative and comprehensive dental services to children.  Services are provided ina fully functional portable dental operatory located within the patient's school.  These services include, but are not limited to: dental exams, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants, dental hygiene instructions, restorations, extractions and stainless steel crowns.

The goal of the Foundation is not only to reduce the rate of tooth decay in children, but also to increase the overall awareness of the importance of oral health. Dental health is essential to overall health and quality of life.  The students we will will serve at high risk they do not have a dentist-of-record at the time they are treated.  Due to the number of children who fall through the cracks of being able to receive dental care because of inability to pay, the Foundation will open up the door for so many students to be seen.

Additionally, the benefits to the children participating in the School Smiles Program go beyond the improved oral health.  A child's self-perception is dramatically influenced by his or her oral health.  Accordingly, improving a child's oral healthcare leads to the improvement in the child's social development.

Tax ID: 46-3704904

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