2012 Expanding Access to Dental Care Grant Recipients


Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation Awards Grants to Oral Health Programs

The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) Foundation recently awarded its third annual round of "Expanding Access to Dental Care" grants, totaling $111,000, to five organizations in Massachusetts. The goal of the grants is to improve the oral health of residents of the Commonwealth.


Read the MDS Foundation Press Release on the Grant Recipients   


2012 Grant Recipients

The MDS Foundation Grant Program focuses on the Foundation's primary goals of improving the oral health of all of the citizens of Massachusetts, and increasing access to care for underserved populations in the state. The following organizations and programs received grants in 2012.  

Congratulations to:


• Hillcrest Educational Center, Inc., in Pittsfield received a grant to support the construction of a new dental operatory in its North Adams satellite location. This will increase access to care for developmentally disabled patients.MDS Foundation Hillcrest 2012


• Forsyth Institute in Lynn will use funding to expand access to preventative dental care to low income high school students as part of its Forsyth Teens program.


Forsyth Grant 2


• HealthCare Options, Inc., in Attleboro received a grant to pay the salary and benefits for a program coordinator.


• Hilltown Community Health Center in Worthington will use funds to expand outreach and increase access for physically disabled patients.


Hilltown Community Health Center

• Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester received a grant to purchase equipment to expand the types of services they provide, such as endodontics.