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Getting Children Dental Care They Need


How to Apply - 2013 Call for Grant Applications

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is committed to improving the quality of pediatric oral health care including the Age-one Dental Visit, providing Dental Homes and access to dental care to children in need. HSHC supports this goal through its Access to Care Grants.

HSHC will accept applications for its Access to Care Grants beginning June 1, 2013. The Foundation will award up to 20 Access to Care Grants in spring 2014 totaling up to $400,000.

HSHC Access to Care Grants are matching grants of up to $20,000 per year supporting community-based initiatives in the U.S. providing dental care to underserved/limited access children. Special consideration will be given to programs that have demonstrated success and/or have potential for replication in other communities.

For more information on the Access to Care Grant program please view the guidelines.

A sample of the 2013-2014 Access to Care Letter of Intent can be found here.

HSHC uses an electronic application system to accept LOI’s.

To apply for a 2013-2014 HSHC Access to Care Grant: (this link will not be active until June 1, 2013)

For more information, please contact Tracey Schilligo, Grant and Corporate Relations Manager, at (312) 337-2169 or via e-mail at

Applications are due August 1, 2013.

Access to Care Grants

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) is proud to announce the award of 15 ACCESS TO CARE Grants beginning July 2013. We are excited to collaborate with these organizations for 2013 – 2014 and provide over 24,000 children with access to oral health care and dental homes through these partnerships.


Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton
Canton, Ohio
Community Health Center
Lincoln, Neb.
TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries
Tomball, Texas
Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California
Los Angeles, Calif.
Yale New Haven Hospital Pediatric Dental Residency
New Haven, Conn.
Children’s Dental Services
Minneapolis, Minn.
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
Buffalo, N.Y.
Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
St Louis, Mo.
Polk County Health Department
Lakeland, Fla.
Children’s Health Fund
New York, N.Y.
Kids Community Dental Clinic
Burbank, Calif.
Center for Family Health
Jackson, Mich.
Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic
Waukesha, Wisc.
Columbus Neighborhood Health Center
Columbus, Ohio
Cook Children’s Medical Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Since 2009, the shared access to care efforts of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children have reached more than 1.3 million children nationwide. HSHC provides matching grants of up to $20,000 to community-based organizations providing dental care services to underserved kids.

Here is a list of HSHC Access to Care Grant recipients 2010-2012:

Boys and Girls Club of Newark
Parsippany, N.J.
Children’s Dental Health Association
San Diego, Calif.
Cincinnati Health Department
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
New York, N.Y.
Columbus Neighborhood Health Center
Columbus, Ohio
The Dental Foundation of Oregon
Wilsonville, Ore.
Desert Mission
Phoenix, Ariz.
Geisinger Every Smile Counts Program
Danville, Penn.
Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Chicago, Ill.
Indiana Dental Association’s Born to Smile Program
Indianapolis, Ind.
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Allentown, Penn.
Miles of Smiles
Gladstone, Mo.
New York University College of Dentistry
New York, N.Y.
Nisonger Center Johnstown Road Dental Program
Columbus, Ohio
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry USC
Los Angeles, Calif.
PDI Surgery Center
Windsor, Calif.
The Ricardo Salinas Pediatric Dental Clinic University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas
San Ysidro Health Center
San Diego, Calif.
Texas A & M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry