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Healthy Connections Receives Grant for Dental Equipment

BY MELANIE WADE –

Healthy Connections, Inc., has recently been awarded $22,405.00 from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation. The large grant will be used to purchase needed dental equipment to serve HCI patients in the local area.

The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation, the 501c3 nonprofit arm of Delta Dental, has given an average of $3 million in each of the last three years to support organizations, programs, and initiatives designed to improve access to better oral care services for individuals and families, including: free and low cost dental clinics; community water fluoridation; school-based dental services; oral health education programs; and dental school scholarships and loan repayment programs.

“Oral disease is almost entirely preventable and curable. By investing in dental education, prevention and treatment, we are ensuring a better future for all,” stated the Foundation in a press release.

The local non-profit organization, Healthy Connections, Inc., provides an array of medical and dental services including: Primary & Preventative Medical Care, General Dentistry, 340-B Pharmacy Program Discounts, Affordable Care Act and Private Option Enrollment, Discounted Medical & Dental Care, Arkansas Abstinence Education Program, Healthy Families America home visiting program, Behavioral Services, Radiology Services, and Cardiology Services. They have also recently opened a pharmacy in their Mena location.

For more information on their services or to make an appointment, contact Healthy Connections at 479-437-3449.

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