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More than 25 children in the Austin American-Statesmen's Season for Caring program will receive free dental care from St. David's Foundation (SDF), according to The Statesman. This is the second consecutive year that the foundation has offered oral treatments to kids in the program.
Ear Maxwell, CEO of SDF, told the news source that "the struggles that people have really drives home the importance of giving back." He added that although this is important during the holidays, "these people are faced with difficulty and challenges for 12 months of the year."
According to the news provider, SDF has six mobile dental offices to provide care for children not only during the holiday season, but also throughout the year. Each of the vehicles is equipped with two dental chairs along with a waiting room. The foundation screened nearly 10,000 students last year and was able to treat 75 percent of these patients.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research reports that children lose approximately 51 million school hours each year due to dental illnesses. However, there are low-cost ways that individuals could find affordable dental coverage for themselves and their children.
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