Southington Group pockets $25,000 for dental treatment

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SOUTHINGTON, CT – A locally-based nonprofit organization will receive $25,000 to continue its mission to ensure proper dental care is available to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status.

On Tuesday, the Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental in New Jersey and Connecticut, announced a grant to the CT Foundation for Dental Outreach, located at 835 W. Queen St. in Southington.

The $25,000 grant will provide funding for dental supplies, anesthetics and other program expenses for the Connecticut Mission of Mercy, which provides care for the elderly and veterans, among other groups of people.

This year’s CT MOM event is scheduled to take place November 12-13 at the UConn School of Dentistry in Farmington, with up to 1,400 people receiving free dental care during the two-day event.

“Our mission at the Delta Dental Foundation is to improve the oral health of residents of New Jersey and Connecticut by funding projects that address the oral health challenges facing our neighbors and communities,” said Dennis G. Wilson, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Connecticut and vice president of the Delta Dental Foundation.

“We are proud to be a leader in oral health care in Connecticut and look forward to continuing our collaborations with our foundation grantees and partners on the path to better health for all.”

The CT Foundation for Dental Outreach is one of seven Connecticut organizations receiving a portion of more than $315,000 to support the oral and overall health of communities across the state.

The grants will support more than 15,500 Connecticut residents.

Contributions will help provide dental care for thousands of uninsured and underinsured seniors, adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, underprivileged children and veterans across the state.

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