Child Dental Health
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The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has announced the opening of its 2015 community grants program, which provides funding to organizations helping to improve the oral health of Arizonans. Grant applications are available online at deltadentalaz.com/foundation.

“Approximately 50 percent of Arizona kindergarteners have untreated tooth decay, often due to limited access to adequate dental services. The programs funded by these grants will promote good oral health practices and increase access to safe and effective preventive dental care,” said Dr. Sandi Perez, vice president of communications and community benefits for Delta Dental of Arizona.

Organizations have until Sept. 4 to apply for one, two or three-year grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 to support oral health promotion and dental disease prevention and education programs.

Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation will offer several workshops to help organizations write concise and compelling proposals. The technical assistance workshops will be 9:30 - 11 a.m., Friday, July 25 at the Community Foundation for So. Arizona, 2250 E. Broadway Blvd.

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