The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award MaineHealth $250,000 through the Children's Oral Healthcare Access Program, the state's U.S. senators announced.
"Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease, experienced by nearly one-quarter of all young people in the United States," stated Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King in a press release. "Improving access to oral healthcare for our children, especially those most vulnerable, is critical to promoting lifelong dental and overall health."
Making Maine oral health programs more sustainable and helping institute a statewide approach to preventing oral disease is the purpose of the Children's Oral Healthcare Access Program.