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Siouxland Community Health Center receives dental donations

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The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation has donated 106,000 toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss to the I-Smile Program, which helps connect Iowa children in need with dental care and services.

Siouxland Community Health Center will receive a portion of the donation for children in Woodbury County.

According to the Surgeon General's Oral Health in America Report, tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease.

"This donation is a small step to ensure that every child in Iowa has their very own toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss," said Donn Hutchins, president of the Delta Dental of Iowa foundation. "Starting and maintaining food oral health habits at a young age is very important and aligns iwth the Foundation's long-term goal that every Iowa child age 0-12 will be cavity-free by 2020."

"We are thankful to the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation for this generous donation," said Dr. Bob Russell, state dental director for the Iowa Department of Public Health. "The I-Smile program strives to connect Iowa children to the dental services they need to grow up happy and healthy."

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