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Aetna grant supports oral health education program for children

Recently, two of our foundation partners from Aetna – Miguel Centeno, vice president of strategic market development, and Christopher Montross, vice president and assistant controller – visited Odyssey House to see our dental clinic in action.

Last year, the Aetna Foundation awarded Odyssey House $25,000 to support our children’s dental care initiative: the Treatment, Education and Preventative-Care Program (TEPP). The program educates children, adolescents, and mothers in treatment on the importance of oral health, including healthy eating, brushing, flossing and keeping regular dental appointments.

The dental clinic offers a full range of services, including hygienic cleanings, x-rays, treatment planning, cavity filling and extractions, for both Odyssey House residents and eligible clients from other community-based organizations. Since it opened in 2007, the clinic has served more than 1,500 individuals.

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