Our Foundation funds numerous dental education scholarship programs at various schools. To demonstrate our sensitivity to the critical shortage of dental professionals, our Foundation has made major contributions to:
Captain Supertooth - Our superhero of oral health educates elementary school students throughout New Jersey and Connecticut. Go to Captain Supertooth for more information.
Children's Dental Health Awareness Day - This one-day event, sponsored through our Foundation and the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and Hudson County Dental Society, is held at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City each February during National Children's Dental Health Month. This program is geared toward preschool through teenage children. A variety of fun, educational activities encourage improved oral hygiene, preventive dental care, and good nutrition. These activities include interactive learning stations, carnival-style games, dental-related arts and crafts, and an "Ask the Dentist" station where dentists from our Foundation meet with the families to discuss dental-related concerns. Volunteers from Delta Dental, UMDNJ, and the Hudson County Dental Society contribute their time and dental knowledge to this program, which has approximately 3,000 attendees.
Give Kids A Smile Day - This national event, sponsored locally by the New Jersey Dental Association, provides free dental screenings and treatment to children ages 12 and under the first Friday of February. Visit the Give Kids A Smile website to learn more and watch our video about this life-changing day.
PANDA (Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness) - PANDA's goal is to help dental office personnel as well as teachers, school nurses, and any other groups of people who come in contact with children recognize and report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.