The Delta Dental Foundation recently awarded the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services a $225,000 grant for its SEAL! Michigan and Community Water Fluoridation programs. Through the SEAL! Michigan program, dental sealants are provided to children in schools who may not otherwise have access to dental care. School-based sealant programs continue to be an effective and efficient way to prevent dental decay among children.
The Community Water Fluoridation grant covers new and replacement equipment to community water suppliers to promote the initiation and continuation of fluoridation across Michigan. Since its inception in 2010, this grant has provided support for 50 communities to ensure more than 1 million people have access to fluoridated water.