In 2018, the IVCH Foundation was awarded a grant from the Incline Village Oral Health Improvement for Children in the amount of $180,000. The goal of this fund was to increase access to oral healthcare for Washoe County School District students in Incline Village.
This grant has allowed the IVCH Foundation to extend the provision of oral health screenings, oral health education, and fluoride varnish applications to all Incline Elementary School (IES) and Incline Middle School (IMS) students. For students who elect to participate, the services are provided twice each year, at the school site and at no cost, to remove fees and location as barriers to receiving oral health services. All IES and IMS children, whether participating in the oral health screenings or not, also receive oral health education information and a toothbrush and toothpaste twice during each school year. Additionally, the program also collaborates with licensed dental health practitioners to provide follow up treatment to children who require urgent dental care.
The IVCH Foundation is proud to support this important oral health initiative. This inclusive program, which helps over 200 students annually, gives parents and students an opportunity to learn more about the importance and function of teeth, proper daily oral health habits, the role of nutrition and how it affects oral health, and the need for regular professional dental care. It is our privilege to extend this vital service to our local schoolchildren!