Dodson Avenue Community Health Center Receives Grant From Smile 180

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Smile180, a new philanthropic initiative of Delta Dental of Tennessee, has provided a grant of $12,000 to the Dodson Avenue Community Health Center in Chattanooga. The donation also provides a one-year supply of oral hygiene items for the clinic’s patients, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and oral hygiene rinses.

Dodson Avenue Community Health Center has been providing primary and preventative medical and dental care for the entire family for the past 40 Years.

“We’re excited to receive this grant which will provide much-needed resources for our patients. The toothbrushes and monetary resources Delta Dental has provided will allow the clinic to promote the importance of oral health and improve access,” said William McInnis, executive director, Dodson Avenue Community Health Center.

“We are proud to support the good works of the Dodson Avenue Community Health Center,” said Phil Wenk, D.D.S., president and CEO, Delta Dental of Tennessee. “We believe in the transformative power of a smile to truly turn someone’s life around and want to support clinics across our state that are improving the oral care of so many individuals in need.”

The Dodson Avenue Community Health Center is located at 1200 Dodson Ave. in Chattanooga. 

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