Dental Donation Helps Encourage Hygiene Routine to Children in California  - Good360

Dental Donation Helps Encourage Hygiene Routine to Children in California 

Organization: The Kids’ Community Dental Clinic
Lives Impacted: 400
Donation: Sunstar Flossers 

As Told to Good360 by The Kids’ Community Dental Clinic 

The Kids’ Community Dental Clinic in Burbank, CA is dedicated to improving children’s oral health through quality dental care and preventive education for low-income families in Southern California. Dental disease among children is preventable, yet it persists throughout the country in epidemic proportions. In order to address the progressive nature of dental disease, it is critical to build an oral health services delivery system for children from ages 0 to 18 that emphasizes early intervention and prevention; overcomes the financial, educational, cultural, geographic, and psycho-social barriers to services; provides outreach, counseling, and education in a variety of settings; and assures access to early and continuous dental diagnostic, preventative, and treatment services. We are dedicated to creating this system, and removing barriers to services through outreach, counseling, and education to all patients. 

We buy quality toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss or flossers that meet the needs of each patient by age and size.  We give one packet of flossers to each patient when they come for cleanings.  Although good tools can be expensive, we provide our patients with quality items all the time so they will use them liberally at home. We have many children who come in with rampant decay and limited resources to correct the issue. One little girl and her sister came as new patients during “Give Kids A Smile” week during their spring break and found out she had eight cavities. She is three years old, and although we were not able to get her cavity free, we are working with her on a hygiene routine.   

We encourage parents to bring their children in when they have their first tooth.  We have a long road ahead with these two children to restore them back to good oral health, but the donations we receive go a long way. Each of the 10 cases of 40 packs of flossers will impact about 400 children. Thank you SunStar and Good360 for helping to improve the hygiene habits of the growing children in our community! 

Shari Rudolph
Shari Rudolph

Shari Rudolph is Chief Marketing Officer of Good360 and is an accomplished retail, digital commerce and media executive with a strong track record of building audience, revenue and brands. Shari’s previous experience includes management consulting as well as various executive and leadership roles at both start-ups and large media and retail e-commerce companies in Southern California, New York and Silicon Valley. She is also an adjunct professor teaching classes in marketing, advertising and entrepreneurial studies and she earned her MBA from The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.

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