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Foundation Quarterly: Ohio

The Delta Dental Foundation's Quarterly Update

Ambulatory Surgery Center

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is building a new dental school facility that will include an Ambulatory Surgery Center thanks to a $2 million grant from the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF). This will be a state-of-the-art facility with a goal of providing services to adults who are developmentally disabled and need extensive care and treatment. Currently, the OSU College of Dentistry is the only provider for this population in the state and has a wait list of up to one year. With this expansion, they will be able to see three times the amount of patients annually.

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Recently approved grants

  • $25,000 to Care Free Medical for a new, expanded dental clinic. This new clinic will be located in an underserved area in Lansing, Michigan with the ability to become a federally qualified health center (FQHC). It will have seven dental operatories.
  • $100,000 to Primary Health Solutions to equip a dental operatory in the Edgewood, Ohio school-based health center. This clinic will serve both students and the community.
  • $225,000 to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for oral health programs. Programs supported include SEAL! Michigan which provides dental sealants to children at no cost through school programs, as well as community water fluoridation equipment grants.

West Clermont School-Based Clinic

HealthSource of Ohio has partnered with the DDF to equip the West Clermont School District with a new school-based health center. The DDF provided a grant to equip four dental operatories for the center’s health clinic. The center offers dental, medical, vision and behavioral health services to students and community members who may have limited transportation or are covered by Medicaid. Dental screenings will be provided at all West Clermont schools, and preventive and restorative services will be available at the clinic.

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Delta Dental Foundation and Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

The DDF provided $1 million to help establish the Delta Dental Advanced Education in General Dentistry Clinic at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) as a part of the new dental clinic on campus. CWRU will continue to provide dental services to people in Cleveland who may otherwise not be able to afford dental care. DDF’s grant will help to provide dental equipment for the clinic’s 210 operatories.

Cleveland Clinic Children's School-based Healthcare Program

Cleveland Clinic Children’s School-based Healthcare program is teaming up with the DDF to provide oral health assessments to children and connect them with more dental resources. As a part of the program, a new school-based clinic and mobile health unit will be in operation with a focus on Northeast Ohio. In its fifth year, the program is able to reach 23 schools and around 1,700 students.

Cleveland Clinic School-based Clinic