Oral Health Partnership Puts a Smile on FA Students’ Faces

Primary School scholars, Jonahel Ortiz, Armani Simmons, Jessiah Davis, Jaiden Peterson Holloman, Milah Delgado view a demonstration of proper flossing and brushing.

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.

Primary School student Jaiden Peterson Holloman takes his turn at brushing and flossing the Brushing Buddy.

Watch this video to learn more about KinderSmile, the Foundation, and Dr. Nicole McGrath.

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Mary-Anne Smith

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.