The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

December 17, 2012

SC Dental Clinic receives $2,500 grant


Monday, December 17, 2012 — The Stanly County Health Department Dental Clinic has received $2,500 from the Delta Dental Foundation.

The Delta Dental Foundation provides grants to organizations that improve the oral health of low income children.   

“We are pleased to receive this funding from the Delta Dental Foundation,” said Dennis Joyner, health director.  

“These funds will be used to provide dental care to eligible children enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. This is important as more and more 2-3 year olds are presenting with dental care in our clinic.” Dental care provided will include a dental exam, fluoride varnish treatment and education biannually for one year.  

The Stanly County Health Department Dental Clinic provides dental care services to children and youth through age 18. However, new patients must be 12 years old or younger. Children receiving Medicaid or N.C. Health Choice are eligible for these services. Uninsured children who are at/or below 100 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible to be enrolled in this clinic.  

For more information about the Stanly County Health Department Dental Clinic, call (704) 986-3845.