Douglas County Dental Clinic wins $2,500 grant through online contest

Dr. Cheryl Biesterfeld, left, and dental assistant Kristin Parrish work on 11-year-old Ethan Bryan, Lawrence, at the Douglas County Dental Clinic on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2010. The clinic helps fill a need in the region by accepting Medicaid patients because so few dentists do.

Dr. Cheryl Biesterfeld, left, and dental assistant Kristin Parrish work on 11-year-old Ethan Bryan, Lawrence, at the Douglas County Dental Clinic on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2010. The clinic helps fill a need in the region by accepting Medicaid patients because so few dentists do. by Kevin Anderson

We did it!

Thanks to a lot of online voting, the Douglas County Dental Clinic won a $2,500 grant.

The clinic, 316 Maine, will use the money to purchase equipment to implement a Public Service Announcement program that produces high quality oral health education videos and podcasts in English and Spanish.

Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation and Delta Dental of Kansas announced the winners of its mini-grant contest — called The Champions Project — today.

Douglas County Dental Clinic was competing against nine other Kansas health organizations, and the four that received the most online votes over a six-week period received a grant.

The other winners were: Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved in Topeka, Wichita Children’s Home and Wichita State University.

Douglas County Dental Clinic provides care to low-income and uninsured residents. In 2010, it served 6,200 patients.

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Comments

Marilyn Hull 7 years ago

Wohoo! Good job getting the word out abuot this.

Raymond Munoz 7 years ago

Thank you EVERYONE for your votes! We couldn't have done it without the community's support!

jestevens 7 years ago

Great news! I can hardly wait to see the videos!

dgcochip 7 years ago

Congratulations! Good luck with the project!

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