Join forces with Main Beach Surf + Sport to bring basic dental care to 4,000 kids in need
For this project, PRASAD CDHP is raising funds to sponsor dental health education classes and dental hygiene supplies for 4,000 children in grades Pre-K through 12 in Sullivan County, New York. The classes will take place at elementary, middle and high schools. “Many of the children we see in our dental clinic and dental health classes do not have toothbrushes, as their families cannot afford even these basic items. The fact that PRASAD can provide toothbrushes and dental floss and initiate a path of good oral health for these children who have so little is inspiring.” Dr. Cecilia Escarra, Administrator of PRASAD CDHP
How this project makes a difference
Most dental diseases are preventable, and with regular care and proper education, these children can move toward a healthy life.
Untreated tooth decay is responsible for:
- More than 51 million school hours lost
Pain and infections that lead to:
- Difficulty eating and potential malnutrition
- Difficulty speaking
- Learning difficulty due to inability to concentrate, lost school time, pain.
- Even the inability to fully engage in play, a critical component in forming meaningful relationships
Without PRASAD CDHP, most of the children would not receive dental health education or have the proper supplies to maintain oral health at home.
We need to raise $9,700 for this project. These funds will ensure that 4,000 children receive dental health education and dental hygiene supplies. That’s $2.40 per child.
Since 1998, PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program (PRASAD CDHP) has provided dental services and education via its mobile dental clinic in schools and community sites throughout Sullivan and parts of Ulster County, NY. The mission of PRASAD CDHP is to improve the dental health of children by providing comprehensive, high quality dental services through education, prevention, detection and treatment. PRASAD CDHP is highly regarded in the community and has helped over 69,000 children in its 16 years!
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Main Beach Surf + Sport
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