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10/11/2016

Guilford Adult Health Advances Oral Health of Underserved Adults in Greensboro, NC, with Grant from Delta Dental Foundation
 
Greensboro, NC (September 28, 2016) –Guilford Adult Health received a $3,000 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation to help provide the necessary supplies and equipment for a free adult dental clinic that offers diagnostic screenings and treatment to those in need.
 
More than one-third of Americans face serious challenges in accessing dental care. These challenges include: lack of insurance, prohibitive cost, too few providers, and mobility or transportation problems.[1] The Delta Dental Foundation focuses on ensuring that underserved North Carolinians receive high-quality oral health care. 
 
Executive Director of Guilford Adult Health, Lisa Duck, said, “Delta Dental’s award presents us with an opportunity to educate and enhance access to oral health care services for our county’s uninsured adults by funding supplies, screenings, and scholarships.”
 
Guilford Adult Health’s dental mission is to provide accessible, affordable, and quality dental services to Guilford County, North Carolina residents with incomes between 0% and 200% of the federal poverty level. They offer comprehensive examinations, extractions, fillings, pain management, and some minor restorative care.
 
“Many communities across North Carolina face challenges with providing all citizens in need of oral health care the services they require,” Delta Dental of North Carolina CEO, Curtis Ladig, said. “The Delta Dental Foundation helps organizations like Guilford Adult Health address that need and close the gap between those with access and those without.”
 

About the Delta Dental Foundation
The Delta Dental Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1980, which serves as the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina. The foundation’s goals are to support education and research for the advancement of dental science, and to promote the oral health of the public through education and service activities, particularly for those with special needs. For more information, visit www.deltadentalnc.com.
 
About Delta Dental of North Carolina
Delta Dental of North Carolina is a nonprofit dental service corporation created in 1970 to provide dental benefits throughout the state. Its mission is to improve the oral health of the communities it serves. It does so by providing affordable access to oral health care with the largest network of providers, including two out of every three dentists, in North Carolina.
 
About Guilford Adult Health
Guilford Adult Health, Inc.’s mission is to promote and coordinate community-based efforts to ensure all persons have access to quality and affordable health care services in a comprehensive and coordinated system of care regardless of an individual’s ability to pay. For more information, visit http://guilfordccn.org/.
 
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[1] Koppelman, J., & Peters, A. (2016, January 28). 5 Issues in Dental Health Care to Watch in 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2016, from http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/analysis/2016/01/28/issues-in-dental-health-care-to-watch-in-2016

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