Delta Dental of Kansas Provides $653,536 in Oral Health Grants in 2015

Dec 18, 2015, 10:59 ET from Delta Dental of Kansas

WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delta Dental of Kansas (DDKS) donated $653,536 to 20 Kansas-based organizations through its 2015 community dental health grant cycle. Grants are made to new initiatives, new components of existing programs or one-time events that promote prevention of dental disease, have a significant impact and/or are sustainable and innovative solutions to oral health issues in Kansas.

Grant recipients include:

  • $150,500 to Flint Hills Technical College Foundation, Emporia, to expand their dental hygiene clinic.
  • $150,000 to Manhattan Area Technical College for equipment and expansion of their dental clinic.
  • $130,000 to Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County, Olathe, to establish dental services in the Franklin County satellite clinic.
  • $50,000 to United Methodist Open Door, Wichita, to build-out the hygiene pantry.
  • $35,000 to KDHE: Bureau of Oral Health, Topeka, to purchase supplies for their Statewide Oral Health Screening program.
  • $17,106 to Douglas County Dental Clinic, Lawrence, to increase capacity of their school outreach program.
  • $15,835 to Turner House Children's Clinic, Kansas City, to purchase supplies/equipment for their new dental clinic.
  • $15,258 to Community Health Ministry, Wamego, for dental equipment/education supplies.
  • $14,308 to Marian Clinic, Topeka, to replace two dental chairs.
  • $13,106 to Salina Health Education Foundation to purchase equipment for the CP and clinic programs.
  • $10,000 to Wichita Children's Theatre to fund performances of Cavity Crisis in Cowtown.
  • $10,000 to Junior Achievement of Wichita for the Grow Your Own Dentist program.
  • $8,527 to Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care, Kansas City, for supplies and equipment.
  • $7,900 to Dental Lifeline Network, Topeka, to purchase dentures from Topeka Correctional Facility Dental Lab.
  • $7,158 to Sheltered Living, Topeka, to fund dental education and prevention.
  • $6,000 to Central Plains Health Care Partnership, Wichita, to purchase two full denture sets.
  • $5,000 to Oral Health Kansas, Topeka, for their 2015 conference.
  • $4,075 to Special Olympics Kansas, Mission, to fund education for Special Olympic kids and parents.
  • $1,956 to Heartspring, Wichita, for the Growing Healthy Smiles for Children with Special Needs program.
  • $1,807 to The Family Conservancy, Kansas City, to fund toothbrush kits for Head Start students.

About Delta Dental of Kansas' Community Benefit
DDKS is committed to increasing access to dental care for underserved populations, building the capacity to provide dental care, increasing public awareness of oral health, and promoting the prevention of oral disease in Kansas.


SOURCE Delta Dental of Kansas