Smiles across America
Children in Collier County have something new to smile about. On Sept. 13, Oral Health America awarded a $20,000 Smiles Across America grant to CHS Healthcare in Collier County to start an elementary-school-based dental sealant program. The grant will be carried out in cooperation with the UF College of Dentistry’s dental center in Naples, Fla., the NCEF Pediatric Dental Center. Last year, Alachua County received the same grant, and the sealant program helped protect about 2,500 students’ teeth from cavities.