For every woman we see in the shelters there is one or more children living with her. Runaway youth have aged out of foster care or have been abandoned by their parents due to teen pregnancy. We treat expecting moms with preventative dental care and educate on the risks of low birth weight and pre-0term babies born to mothers with gingivitis and poor oral health. We start dental visits for children as soon as the first tooth erupts. Our early visits educate mothers on how to prevent baby bottle rot and that cavities can be spread to their children by sharing utensils. Our on-site visits to the shelters on weekends eliminates barriers to care such as lack of transportation and missed days of school and work to travel into a traditional dental office.Our sign up sheets are always filled in advance because of the convenience of access to care.
Making first dental visits fun and interesting.
Childcare centers have obligations with the state to provide regular dental check ups
One of the best ways for a child to love their dental visit it to allow them to play with the equipment.
We love seeing children as soon as the first tooth erupts and making sure parents know how to care for their little ones teeth and gums.
We love when our little patients enjoy the visit and come out of their shell.
Even though we travel to different facilities everyday, there is always room the dental van for the prize box!
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and provide more preventative dental care to the under served. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information on donating please feel free to email admin@DeservingDental.org or call
(708) 650- 6229