Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

We are writing a grant in partnership with a local nonprofit, the Community Dental Center in Waterville. The Community Dental Center provides comprehensive dental care for low-income patients in Kennebec and Somerset counties. The grant money would fund two programs targeting specific, at-risk populations of women in Central Maine. One program focuses on dental health education for teenage mothers at the Maine Childrens Home. The second program is the provision of dental services for victims of domestic violence. Dental health has been shown to directly influence school and work attendance, overall health, and self-esteem. With proper care and education, dental disease is preventable. The grant money would allow the Community Dental Center to serve a greater number of at-risk women and provide them with quality dental care and education.

Faculty Sponsor

Tom Morrione

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Sociology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

330

Included in

Sociology Commons

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May 1st, 1:00 PM May 1st, 2:00 PM

Community Dental Center

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

We are writing a grant in partnership with a local nonprofit, the Community Dental Center in Waterville. The Community Dental Center provides comprehensive dental care for low-income patients in Kennebec and Somerset counties. The grant money would fund two programs targeting specific, at-risk populations of women in Central Maine. One program focuses on dental health education for teenage mothers at the Maine Childrens Home. The second program is the provision of dental services for victims of domestic violence. Dental health has been shown to directly influence school and work attendance, overall health, and self-esteem. With proper care and education, dental disease is preventable. The grant money would allow the Community Dental Center to serve a greater number of at-risk women and provide them with quality dental care and education.

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