For low-income families with limited or no dental coverage, the dental divide contributes to higher instances of disease and other serious health problems. Children are particularly at risk, because they are most likely to suffer the long-term consequences of poor oral health.
Discover a new report from Benevis which discusses the deep-rooted forces behind the dental divide and its dire repercussions, especially for children in our nation’s most vulnerable communities.
Read the report to learn more about:
- The impact of oral health on overall health
- The importance of building good oral health at a young age
- The dental divide between medical and oral health
- Medicaid’s role in children’s access to dental care
- Actions to close the dental divide
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Benevis Celebrates Successful Impact of Its Sharing Smiles Day that Delivered Free Dental Care to over 375 Children and Adults in Need
26 Benevis-supported practices across 11 states provided free dental care to over 375 children and adults during its eighth annual Sharing Smiles Day. The event featured 315 volunteers including clinicians, hygienists, and dental practice support staff and executives that dedicated their time to serving uninsured or underserved children and their families.
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Benevis will host its eighth annual Sharing Smiles Day on Sunday, May 21, 2023, featuring 26 local dental practices that will provide free oral care to uninsured families.