"Dental care now represents the number one heath care issue
among people with neurodevelopmental disorders."
-Dr. Steve Perlman, Global Clinical Director, U.S. Special Olympics
Please help us reach our goal of giving 100 adults who experience Developmental Disabilities (DD) living in our communities SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT! Each $50 donation will provide 1 adult with a critical oral health screening & prevention visit. We bring oral health screening & prevention services to individuals in their home, day program or other community settings.
WHY AN ORAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN?
"You cannot be healthy without oral health…there are profound & consequential disparities in the oral health of our citizens. Indeed, what amounts to a silent epidemic of dental and oral diseases is affecting (people with developmental disabilities)."
-US Surgeon General's Report
"People with developmental disabilities face increased oral health problems because of a host of physical, cognitive & financial challenges."
-Journal of American Dental Association
We believe all individuals who experience a disability should have access to quality oral health prevention services, which is why this year, with generous donations from the folks like YOU, we would like to bring services to at least 100 new individuals with disabilities! For the past 5 years, Community Crossroads has been committed to integrating oral health into the overall mission of our agency. We hired a full-time dental hygienist and have built an oral health program that includes education, prevention and access to dental services...
BUT, we need YOUR help to expand & serve more adults! Please SHARE A SMILE & give a gift of preventive oral health to a person with a disability!