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  • Writer's pictureRama Al-Erksusi

Bringing Smiles to Underserved Children: The Impact of America's ToothFairy Dental Charity

Updated: Jun 25, 2023

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Oral health is essential to a person's overall health and well-being. However, not everyone can access quality dental care, especially children from low-income families. That's where America's ToothFairy comes in - a dental charity that aims to improve children's oral health and prevent dental disease through education, outreach, and advocacy.

Founded in 2006, America's ToothFairy is a nonprofit that partners with community-based organizations, dental professionals, and corporate sponsors to provide dental care and oral health education to underserved children across the United States. The charity's mission is to eliminate children's pain and suffering from preventable dental disease, which affects millions of children yearly and can have long-term consequences for their health, education, and prospects.

One of America's ToothFairy's key initiatives is its Dental Resource Program, which provides dental supplies, equipment, and educational resources to safety net dental clinics that serve children in communities with limited access to dental care. The program aims to increase access to preventive dental care and promote good oral hygiene habits among children and their families.

America's ToothFairy also runs its Health Education Resources Outreach (HERO) Program, which provides resources for community educators and encourages children to learn about the importance of oral health through fun and interactive activities, such as games, videos, and contests.

In addition to its dental and education programs, America's ToothFairy encourages volunteerism through Smile Drive. This year-long campaign challenges participants to collect oral care products for families in need, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss. Volunteers donate their collections to community organizations like food banks, Title One schools, homeless shelters, and other establishments serving crisis families.

America's ToothFairy has diverse supporters, including dental professionals, community organizations, corporations, and individuals who share its vision of improving children's oral health. The charity has earned the highest ratings from nonprofit oversight organizations, including a Platinum Transparency rating from Candid, and a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator.

If you're interested in supporting America's ToothFairy's mission, there are many ways to get involved. You can donate to the charity, volunteer your time and expertise, or participate in fundraising events and campaigns. You can also spread the word about the importance of oral health and America's ToothFairy's work to improve children's lives.

At base86, we also understand the importance of giving back to our communities and supporting dental professionals in their efforts to provide quality patient care. That's why our platform is designed to help dental practices save time and money, giving them more resources to focus on patient care and initiatives like the Dental Resource Program.

In fact, America's ToothFairy's mission has inspired us to donate base86 access to safety net dental clinics. By providing these clinics with access to base86 Supplies, we commit to working with them to save time and resources. By enabling all clinicians to focus on providing quality care, we help with the overall oral health of children and boost the resources to assist children who truly lack access to oral health care. To receive no-cost access, please reach out to us via the Contact page.

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