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Dental Hygiene Receives Two Grants


Dr. Edleston would like to thank Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation for two grants that our Dental Hygiene Program has received in to amount of $18,134.00 to purchase two portable operatoris. This portable equipment is being used by their students and faculty to treat long-term care patients at the Village Manor in Abilene Kansas. Patients at this facility would not be able to receive preventive dental care due to their limited mobility without these services. Providing these services has broadened the students’ knowledge in the fields of community health and mobile dentistry. In August the Dental Hygiene Program was also awarded a toothbrush kit grant. This grant provided their program with 4,032 toothbrush kits valued at $2,298.00. These kits are handed out to patients treated in their clinic as well as patients seen at community and outreach sites such as the Village Manor. The Dental Hygiene Program is very grateful to Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation for their continuous generosity. The have provided equipment and supplies to the program for two years now that have helped them extend a helping hand to those community members in need.

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