Project Term: 24 months; 2019-2021
Grant Amount: $100,000
Smiles Across Montana will expand the reach of their mobile dental clinic to serve rural and tribal communities across the state. The program will focus on providing dental hygiene services and oral hygiene education to children and Medicaid recipients. Funds will be used to support networking, planning, and implementing the mobile dental clinic’s services into new facilities and communities. As part of the project, Smiles Across Montana will prioritize developing strong partnerships which will help them increase access to preventative oral health services in rural Montana and make referrals to higher level of dental care as needed. The project’s goal is to bring equitable oral health to all Montanans and to work together with other programs to improve the overall health of Montana’s most vulnerable populations.