Oral Health Partnership Puts a Smile on FA Students’ Faces
On November 5th and 9th, Foundation Academies collaborated with KinderSmile Community Oral Health Center in Trenton to provide free dental services to FA students in all grades. The event is part of the KinderSmile Oral Health Program and is supported by the KinderSmile Foundation, whose mission is to give children access to comprehensive dental care while offering education on the importance of dental hygiene. More than 20 Kindergarten-12th grade students participated in the free dental hygiene clinic held on both campuses.
“We are grateful to Dr. McGrath and KinderSmiles for not only providing our school community with much-needed dental services but also teaching our scholars about good hygiene habits to further prevent oral disease,” said Foundation Academy Collegiate nurse Carmen Soto, RN, BSN.
Through a variety of community-based educational programs and diagnostics, founder and CEO of KinderSmile, Dr. Nicole McGrath, DDS, is working to improve the overall health of children in Trenton one smile at a time. What started as Dr. McGrath’s passion project to protect underserved local children from the pain and embarrassment of untreated dental decay turned into a charity corporation with a global impact on providing access to dental care. Founded in 2007, the KinderSmile Foundation has had a profound impact on the communities of Essex, Union, Passaic, and Mercer County, as well as seven developing nations abroad to which volunteers travel for an annual mission trip.
Watch this video to learn more about KinderSmile, the Foundation, and Dr. Nicole McGrath.
Read our other November 2021 newsletter articles!
- Intro: Message from CEO
- Foundation Academies Welcomes Four New Board Members, Appoints New School Board PresidentNew Board Members
- Oral Health Partnership Puts a Smile on FA Student’s Faces
- Partnership Brings Art to FA Classrooms
- Primary Students Drop Everything and Read
- Foundation Primary, Intermediate, and Middle Schools Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month
- FAC Athletes Show Grit and Determination
- 2021 Season of Giving
Mary-Anne Smith is a member of the Advancement team at Foundation Academies. In her role she supports the mission by engaging, partnering with, and securing financial support from a diverse spectrum of audiences through integrated, strategically aligned communications, engagement programs, and philanthropic opportunities.