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Foundation Grants for Maine Oral Health Programs


SACO, Maine - The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation recently awarded grants totaling nearly $60,000 to Maine oral health programs.   For more than two decades, the Foundation has supported organizations and initiatives that provide oral health education and improve access to dental care in Maine communities.

Grant recipients include:

Access Health for Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center, in Bar Mills, $3,000 for its denture fabrication program; City of Portland’s Children’s Oral Health Program, $13,990 toward the costs of digital x-rays and digital sensors with software; Harrington Family Health Center, Harrington, $5,000 for a dental technology upgrade; Maine Association of Nonprofits, Portland, $2,000 for scholarships for the professional development of nonprofit leaders in the oral health field; Maine Health Access Foundation, $6,000 toward the costs of the Maine Oral Health Funders Program Coordinator; New York University College of Dental Medicine, $10,000 to support the student dental outreach program in Machias; Oral Health America, Chicago, Illinois, $5,000 to support the oral health outreach of the Smiles Across America Program in Aroostook County; Penobscot Community Health Center, Bangor, $7,980 for its dental records upgrade project and sensors; Waldo County Dental Care, Belfast, $5,000 for dental equipment.

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