UTAH GIVES BACK

Salt Lake Donated Dental Services

Mar 8, 2021, 6:00 AM

A healthy smile shouldn’t be limited to those with financial means. For over thirty years, Salt Lake Donated Dental Services has helped to relieve pain and suffering while preserving the oral health of patients who have no other access to dental care.

Salt Lake Donated Dental Services provides cleanings, fillings, extractions, crowns, dentures and pediatric care from volunteer dentists and hygienists. Restoring teeth is more than looking good. It increases the ability find permanent employment and self-confidence, decreases emergency room visits, and improves overall health.

Consequences of poor oral health are severe and can be life threatening. The majority of dental diseases are preventable, yet despite recent public health efforts, dental disease is still common, especially within low-income populations.

Salt Lake Donated Dental Services is a community funded organization and depends on support from individuals, private foundations, and community health organizations. To learn more visit donateddental.org.

SelectHealth recognizes the impactful work of Salt Lake Donated Dental Services as another example of how Utah Gives Back.

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