BOSTON, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Palmier Foundation is partnering with the Boston Center for Oral Health to provide those without adequate dental insurance with high-quality dental care. To date, The Palmier Foundation has funded 50 percent of its $125,000 pledge to assist those who lack access to proper dental care.
"Oral health is more important than many people realize and can impact every aspect of our lives," said Daniel Palmier, Founder and CEO of UC Funds and The Palmier Foundation. "The Palmier Foundation is pleased to partner with the brilliant oral health experts at the Boston Center for Oral Health to help people get the urgent dental care they so desperately need."
According to the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), 114 million Americans had no dental coverage as of 2014. Those without coverage are less likely to have restorative care or receive treatment for gum disease. The NADP reports that those without dental benefits report higher incidences of other illness, including:
- 67 percent more likely to have heart disease
- 50 percent more likely to have osteoporosis
- 29 percent more likely to have diabetes
Through its partnership with the Boston Center for Oral Health, The Palmier Foundation will identify underinsured patients who are in need major restorative dental work including bone replacements, root canals, porcelain crowns, veneers and more.
"Left untreated, severe dental problems can have devastating effects on a person's physical and psychological wellbeing, said Dr. Carmine Morreale, founder of The Boston Center for Oral Health. "We are grateful to Daniel Palmier and The Palmier Foundation for their efforts to help us provide life-changing dental work for those who lack access to essential care."
The Palmier Foundation acquires and grows resources to assist those in both local and global communities attain a greater quality of life. Underpinned by Judeo-Christian values, The Palmier Foundation supports dozens of community-based and global charities promoting medical aid, health, arts, education, physical fitness and animal welfare.
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