Smile The Berkshires Gets Grants For Dental Care (Video)
Two local organizations devoted to helping low-income residents care for their teeth are the recent recipients of grants that will boost their mission.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that the Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation has awarded $16,000 to Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires in Great Barrington, so the medical and dental organization can add extra dental hygienist hours to support the all-volunteer dentist staff at its free dental clinic.
The VIM website states that, Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires provides access to free, comprehensive healthcare for those in the Berkshire region who are income-qualified and uninsured or under-insured.
Hillcrest Dental Care, Inc. in Pittsfield has received $20,000 to buy a portable dental unit to travel to children across the county who do not have access to a dentist.