WEST ALLIS, WIS., March 19, 2014 – Eleven community outreach programs helped 3,960 children and adults across the state have healthier smiles after receiving $1,100 in toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste from the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation’s Smile Program in 2013.

The foundation’s Smile Program was launched in 2012 to put underprivileged children, adults and seniors on the track toward good dental health. The program focuses on oral health intervention with early care, educational information and support of positive behavior.

WDA Foundation Smile Program grants were recently awarded to these charitable organizations:

Smile Program applications are accepted throughout the year until the supply of toothbrushes and toothpaste is exhausted. Submit requests for these oral hygiene supplies via email at least eight weeks in advance of the date needed.

Visit WDA.org for details on how to apply for a Smile Program grant and make a donation to the WDA Foundation.