Dr. Steven Delisle, owner of Children’s Dentistry, launched Saving Smiles, a program that offers scholarships to select patients with special needs to pay for their restorative dental services.
This scholarship is vital to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are on Medicaid because patients with Medicaid lose all preventive and restorative dental benefits after the age of 21.
The purpose of the program is to make sure special needs patients are not left with neglected dental work that could later lead to debilitating pain once becoming adults.
Dr. Delisle awards $1,500 to accepted patients once a quarter and is always accepting new applications for the scholarship.
The most recent recipient of the Saving Smiles Scholarship is Kalanie Coleman.