In 2016, Light of the World Charities partnered with the Children’s Services Council of Martin County to establish a dental home for under-served children on the Treasure Coast.
This program provides complete dental care for under-insured, uninsured and underprivileged children ages 3-18; AT NO COST. We provide comprehensive treatment plans, fillings, extractions and routine cleanings. Our program includes education regarding proper oral hygiene for both the child and the caregiver.
Each child is sent home with a Goodie Bag, containing toothbrush, toothpaste, flossers and mouthwash. Contact us to see how YOU or your organization can be part of the Share-A-Smile Campaign.
Hundreds of marginalized children on the Treasure Coast go to sleep every night with toothaches, cavities and untreated dental infections, because their parents don’t have the financial means for Dental Services. Dental Insurance and dental visits are last on the list of priorities when a parent is faced with making a choice between feeding their children or keeping the lights on. Some of our little patients have never seen a dental provider by the time they come to us.
- Early childhood caries (cavities) is the number 1 chronic disease affecting young children
- Tooth pain keeps many children home from school or distracted from learning
- Affected children don’t participate in social activities because they are embarrassed of their blackened or missing teeth
- Pain and infection prevents proper nutritional intake
Join us on the journey that is improving the lives of those who cannot help themselves.