Delta Dental awards grant to Miami Children’s Hospital dental program
November 27, 2012
Delta Dental Insurance Company today awarded a $10,000 grant to Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation to help fund its dental program.
The dental program provides dental care and education to children throughout the community, including underserved areas. To date, the dental program has served more than 100,000 children and adolescents in Miami-Dade County.
“This program aligns with Delta Dental’s corporate mission to increase access to dental care for the underserved,” said John Yamamoto, DDS, Delta Dental’s vice president of Professional Services. “We’re very pleased that we can help support this important effort by Miami Children’s Hospital to improve children’s oral health.”
Serving an estimated 17,000 children per year, the program provides oral health screenings, assessments and exams, fluoride varnish/dental sealants, cleanings, education on healthy eating habits and oral hygiene to screened children and oral health education to parents/caregivers regarding the child’s (or children’s) needs.
“We are truly grateful to our corporate partners like Delta Dental for their unwavering support of the children and families we serve year-round,” said Lucy Morillo-Agnetti, president and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation.
About Delta Dental
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and several other companies under common management provide dental benefits plans to 26 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA), based in Oak Brook, Ill. The association collectively covers 60 million Americans in more than 97,000 employee groups throughout the country, making it by far the largest national system of dental plans.
About Miami Children's Hospital Foundation
Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) established to create a world-class pediatric hospital so no child need leave South Florida for superior medical care. “Funding World-Class Care” and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care with no financial boundaries, the Foundation helped 289-bed Miami Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with more than 40 subspecialties, the largest pediatric neurology center in the United States, a top provider of cardiology and neonatology services, and a Research Institute conducting in excess of 200 clinical trials and protocols.
Ten Miami Children's Hospital pediatric specialty services are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 "America's Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. Miami Children's is once again the only hospital in Florida with programs listed in all 10 categories in which the publication offers rankings.