POMONA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced today that it awarded Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine a $30,000 grant to offset the cost of dental care at the University dental centers in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties.
The $30,000 award will support specific direct patient care services for patients seeking oral health care at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine (CDM) clinics in Pomona and Rancho Mirage. Located in Pomona, Calif., the WesternU Dental Center is the main clinical teaching site of CDM and is a state-of-the-art, 68-chair treatment facility. WesternU We Care Dental is an 11-chair contemporary treatment facility that provides oral health services in the Coachella Valley with an emphasis on the special needs population.
"The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation award is a fantastic resource that directly benefits our patients," said College of Dental Medicine Dean Steven Friedrichsen, DDS. "Their support enhances the capacity of our students to provide care that improves oral health, recaptures function and creates healthy smiles. We are extremely grateful for Delta Dental's commitment."
"Our Foundation's mission is to increase access to quality dental care in underserved areas, and we could not do so without dedicated partners such as Western University of Health Sciences," said Karen Robinson, vice president of corporate affairs for Delta Dental and executive director of the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation. "Together, we can make a lasting impact to improve the health and enhance the lives of children and adults in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties."
The grant is one of 66 given in California this year by the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation to help improve the oral health of disadvantaged children and adults by removing barriers to quality dental care. Since its inception in 2011, the Foundation has awarded nearly $5.5 million in grants to organizations throughout California.
About Delta Dental Community Care Foundation
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies including Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania. Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded nearly $39 million in funding and support to increase access to quality dental care, oral health education, and advance scientific research across the company's 15-state service area and the District of Columbia.
SOURCE Delta Dental Community Care Foundation