Generous grant from Delta Dental to support pediatric care in San Antonio and Laredo
August 19, 2022
For a second year, the School of Dentistry’s Department of Developmental Dentistry is honored to be awarded a grant of $50,000 by Delta Dental’s Community Care Foundation. The grant will be used again this year to support their patient care work at the Ricardo Salinas Pediatric Dental Clinic and UT Health Laredo Dental Clinic.
Both not-for-profit clinics provide much-needed pediatric dental care to a primarily Hispanic population of underserved and underinsured children. They are also the only dental clinics in San Antonio and Laredo that provide dental services on a sliding fee schedule based on family income.
The Ricardo Salinas Pediatric Dental Clinic is a distinctive collaboration between the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, Children’s Shelter of San Antonio, Texas Cavaliers, and the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry’s Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry Program. The Laredo Dental Clinic is made possible with the partnership of the City of Laredo’s Health Department.
Staffed by School of Dentistry pediatric dental faculty, residents, and staff, the clinics offer comprehensive dental care including preventative dentistry, emergency care, and restorative dental care to families that do not have the resources to visit a private practicing pediatric dentist.
The Delta Dental grant will be split between both clinics to support the school’s commitment to providing quality, patient-centered dental care for everyone. For more information about these clinics, please visit the School of Dentistry's Satellite Clinics webpage