Charities We Support
Lifepoint Dental Partners is proud to offer support to the following dental charities that promote well-being and share our passion for quality, compassionate and accessible dentistry. Feel free to explore these organizations and if you feel compelled to contribute to their cause, as we do, appropriate links can be found on each organization’s respective website. Please contact our office if you would like additional information about the charities we support
The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation
The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation “is the only independent non-profit national children’s health organization exclusively focused on supporting delivery of comprehensive oral healthcare for economically disadvantaged children (ncohf.org)”. Their 10-year plan includes educating and screening 20+ million children, and treating $5 million of those throughout the U.S. and globally.
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation (AACDCF)
The AACDCF is quite unique in that a portion of their mission is dedicated to providing dental care services at no cost to survivors of domestic abuse. You’ll also see the AACDCF providing much-needed dental work to victims of natural disasters. If you use Twitter, you can follow them (@TheAACD).
Healthy Smiles Health Children
Founded in 1987 by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Healthy Smiles Healthy Children’s mission is to “support and promote education, research, service and policy development that advance the oral health of infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs (aapd.org).”
National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (NFDH)
The NFDH is a charitable affiliate of the American Dental Association that’s dedicated “to arranging comprehensive dental treatment and long-term preventive services to needy disabled, elderly or medically compromised individuals through a national network of direct service programs that involve more than 12,900 volunteer dentists and 2,700 volunteer laboratories (c).” The NFDH provides $15 of dental services for every $1 they spend!
Oral Health America
Oral Health America’s primary focus is advocacy. Their mission is “to improve public health by eliminating oral disease, especially for the country’s most vulnerable citizens. OHA works to accomplish this by educating and empowering communities to provide access to care, and by advocating for policies that create oral health parity (OralHealthAmerica.org).” Over the years, Oral Health America has been responsible for a number of notable oral care awareness programs including: National Smile Month; the National Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP); Smiles Across America®; the Special Olympics Special Smiles.