Richmond, VA., Mar 22, 2017
Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in Richmond, Va., has partnered with the Fountain for Youth Foundation to deliver dental health education as well as dental health supplies to local children in need.
As part of its ongoing commitment to expanding dental health education in underserved communities nationwide, Kool Smiles donated 250 toothbrushes and dental health education lesson plans to the Richmond-based organization, which specializes in youth literacy.
The dental health lesson plans have become a popular educational resource from the children's dental provider, with more than 6,000 lesson plans downloaded and 154,000 toothbrushes distributed throughout the country since 2013.
"We appreciate Kool Smiles for its contribution and for supporting the oral health literacy needs and welfare of our children here in Richmond. The dental care supplies and educational materials will help in our schools, households and throughout our city," said Hassan Fountain, Founder of Fountain for Youth. "It is so wonderful to know that Kool Smiles’ interests do not stop at the dental office and extend into our communities."
"Kool Smiles works hard every day to be a resource to the communities we serve and we're committed to helping support the children and families of Richmond," said Dr. Ashley Nichols, Managing Dental Director for Kool Smiles. "Dental health education – including teaching children about the importance of brushing, flossing and healthy eating – can play a powerful role in reducing oral health disparities and shaping positive dental habits early in life."
About Kool Smiles
Kool Smiles is dedicated to creating a world of happy, healthy smiles. As a leading dental care provider, Kool Smiles' mission is to improve lives by providing high quality dental care in a fun, compassionate environment. Kool Smiles dentists are proud to offer care to kids and adults with almost any insurance plan, including State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP), Medicaid and Tricare. Kool Smiles, with support from the Benevis Foundation, also provides oral health education programs through partnerships with community schools and organizations. For more information, please visit www.mykoolsmiles.com.
About Fountain for Youth Foundation
Founded by Hassan Fountain Sr., Fountain for Youth Foundation is one-of-a-kind organization working to be the number one provider of literacy outside of the Virginia public school system. The foundation specializes in implementing children’s libraries in or around subsidized housing to ensure that all children—no matter where they live—are literate. Fountain for Youth has opened two children’s libraries in Richmond since January, and two more locations will open in May of this year. The foundation’s goal is to implement reading programs, educational field trips, CNA and PCA nursing programs and anti-bullying seminars in our communities and throughout the state of Virginia. More information can be found on Facebook: Hassan Fountain.