2011 Expanding Access to Dental Care Grant Recipients

 

Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation Awards Grants to Oral Health Programs

The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) Foundation recently awarded its second annual "Expanding Access to Dental Care" grants, totaling more than $93,000, to four organizations in Massachusetts. The goal of the grants is to improve the oral health of residents of the Commonwealth.

 

2011 Grant Recipients

The MDS Foundation Grant Program focuses on the Foundation's primary goals of improving the oral health of all of the citizens of Massachusetts, and increasing access to care for underserved populations in the state. The following organizations and programs received grants in 2011. Click here to read the press release.

 

Congratulations to:

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), Boston: For more than 26 years, BHCHP has been driven by a singular, powerful mission—to provide and assure access to the highest quality health care for Boston's homeless men, women, and children. The grant funding will go toward increasing the hours of the Program's dental clinic and part-time shelter clinic.

 

Below: Metropolitan District Dental Society Chair Dr. Michael Putt (left), along with MDS Foundation Chair Dr. Alan DerKazarian (second from right), present the MDS Foundation grant to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program's Colleen Eagan and Dr. Al Filzer.

BHCH

 


Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center, Roslindale: Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center is a community health center offering comprehensive primary care services to community residents. The Center's grant will increase the hours of its dentist and dental assistant.

 

Below, Metropolitan District Dental Society Chair Dr. Michael Putt (left), along with MDS Foundation Chair Dr. Alan DerKazarian (center), present the Foundation grant to Barbara Lottero, executive director of the Greater Roslindale Health Center.

Greater Roslindale


Greater Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC), Lynn: The Lynn Community Health Center is a vibrant organization that has served as the primary source of medical services in one of the most severely medically underserved communities in Massachusetts, ever since its beginnings as a tiny storefront mental health center in 1971. LCHC's grant will increase its capacity to serve patients by adding additional operatories. 

 

Below, Lynn Community Health Center's Executive Director Lori Abrams Berry with MDS Member Dr. John Fisher after accepting the Foundation grant at the North Shore District Dental Society meeting.

LCHC

 


Oral Health Excellence Collaborative (OHEC), Hyannis: OHEC's mission is to create a regional oral health system with 100 percent access to emergency, preventive, restorative, and speciality dental care through the collaborative efforts of committed individuals, organizations, businesses, funders, and representatives of local, county, and state government. The grant that OHEC received will increase the hours of its program coordinator in order to raise the number of low-income patients served.

 

Below, OHEC Executive Committee member Dr. Michael Buckley (left) accepts the Foundation grant from MDS Foundation Chair Dr. Alan DerKazarian and Cape Cod District Dental Society Chair Dr. Linda Fortenberry. Photo Credit: Nanci Ball.

OHEC