IRVINE, Calif. – (December 6, 2006) – The Children and Families Commission of Orange County approved an additional $3 million through 2010 to fund Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County. This makes for a total contribution exceeding $6 million. The program provides pediatric dental prevention programs and services to children in Orange County. In addition to Commission funded services, Healthy Smiles is the host site for the new USC School of Dentistry’s pediatric dental residency program, which will train new dentists to serve young children.
The Children & Families Commission’s investment in children’s dental health is critical to the overall health of children and is featured in the newly released 2006 report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County