Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic has just received a grant from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists to provide greater dental access for children from low-income families.
The grant is part of the AAPD “Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children” program.
The new funding will be used to obtain a mobile nitrous oxide unit which is essential equipment when treating children with dental anxiety or for younger children who just can’t sit still.
The Piedmont non-profit clinic treats patients from all income levels, and even functions as an emergency walk-in dental clinic.
The aim is to provide dental care for lower income families in Virginia, and discounts are available for patients with incomes under 200 percent of the federal poverty level.