Event Recap: Wisdom Tooth Ceremony

Posted on February 18, 2014 in In the Community

The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation recently awarded $208,000 to 14 Illinois organizations, including a $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award and $108,000 in community grants, to help improve the oral health of children within the state.

Promise Healthcare's SmileHealthy program was the first ever recipient of the $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award. Promise Healthcare will use the award to expand the number of children it reaches with its SmileHealthy Well Child Hygiene Project over the next two years. These expanded efforts will include the organization's work as a dental home delivering care and as a resource for families through outreach and education initiatives. The organization's clinic will be able to be open one additional day each week and its mobile clinic will be expanded to three days per week.

To celebrate the Wisdom Tooth award recipient, Delta Dental of Illinois hosted a reception in Champaign, Illinois which is the home of Promise Healthcare.

To learn more about the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, please visit www.deltadentalil.com/ddilfoundation.