CareCredit, Costa Mesa, Calif, has donated $100,000 to the American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation Give Kids a Smile Fund. This is CareCredit’s fifth consecutive donation. The funding helps the ADA Foundation continue to make grants that support the Give Kids a Smile program.

The Give Kids a Smile program aims to raise awareness of the high level of oral disease suffered by children (primarily from low-income families) and to enable volunteer dental teams across the country to provide free dental care, screening, and education to children in need. In addition, the program seeks to demonstrate dentistry’s commitment to addressing access to care and to urge policymakers to increase funding for children’s oral health.

In 2010, with the help of the CareCredit contribution, the ADA Foundation awarded grants to the Hispanic Dental Association, the National Dental Association, and Oral Health America.

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