Extended for 1 Day Only! Take 15% Off Any Savings Plan. Join Today!
Close X
Start Saving 10% to 60% on Dental Care
Use Promo Code: COUPONCODE

1 Million+ Smiles Served Since 1999
Outstanding Customer Care
Plans Tailored to Fit Your Needs

you are here:DentalPlans.com > Dental Health Articles > Program promotes oral health for struggling Florida residents

Program promotes oral health for struggling Florida residents
Updated: 8/8/2011 3:00:29 PM

Program promotes oral health for struggling California residents Dental hygiene and oral health have proved to be problematic issues in Florida, most prominently in parts of Alachua County and several other areas of the state. To contend with this health concern, a program has been established by the University of Florida's College of Dentistry and the United Way of North Central Florida to emphasize dental care among underprivileged Alachua children and families, according to the Gainesville Sun.

The news source reports that the program aims to focus prominently on parents, since they serve as one of the most significant influences on a child's behavior.

Programs like the UF-United Way alliance are viewed as significant resources, given the severity of the dental issues in certain parts of Florida.

A survey of third- and seventh-grade children regarding dental health revealed that 22 percent of respondents were unable to obtain dental services in the past year. Among that percentage, 37 percent cited high costs as their reason for avoiding dentistry. Additionally, 33 percent of those surveyed lacked dental insurance for their children.

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, a total of 23 percent of children aged 2 to 11 in the U.S. suffered from untreated dental cavities between 1999 and 2004.

For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353. 

© 2011 Brafton Inc.


The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.


Dental Care & Health Articles
AC Dental Care Articles (42)Affiliate Marketing (2)Affordable Care Act Articles (1)Audience (1)Bonding (2)Commentary (1)Cosmetic Dentristry (15)Dental (7)Dental Care News Feed (21)Dental Costs (5)Dental Health (21)Dental Insurance (1)Dental Plans (39)Dental Work (7)Dentist (19)Dentures (2)Individuals (484)Money (1)Oral Surgeon (1)Orthodontist (1)Pediatric Dentist (1)Procedures and Services (7)Surgery (1)Teeth Whitening/Bleaching (7)Unemployed (8)Veneers (1)
Special Offer

Take 15% off the price
of a dental savings plan.

Sign up below to receive your discount!