" Oral health, integral to children's general well-being must be included in the provision of health care and design of community programs " - CDC - Oral Health in America 2000
SUPPORT FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY
Millions of low income children in the United States do not receive proper dental care and may experience acute dental pain. Low-income children are up to 5 times more likely to have untreated tooth decay which frequently causes general health problems, learning difficulties, discomfort, eating problems, and self esteem issues.
Mobile dental teams operating in school environments have been shown to be an effective tool in addressing these problems.
How We Help
Gateway to Oral Health Foundation (GTOHF) is a non-profit corporation that provides quality dental care to children in need regardless of their ability to pay. The demand for our services continues to increase in spite of our preventive efforts. You can help us continue our mission through your tax deductible donation.
Please donate today.
Children benefit from healthier teeth and improved readiness to learn.
Schools benefit from reduced absenteeism, parental appreciation, and improved learning on behalf of students.
The community benefits because the school based program provides a channel for reaching children who would otherwise not have access to services.