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Nova Southeastern University will provide free dental services to more than 600 Broward County children and adults

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Nova Southeastern University (NSU) announced Tuesday it received a $256,145 grant from Health Foundation of South Florida to provide oral health services to more than 600 uninsured children and adults in south Broward County. With this grant support, NSU plans to provide dental services for two years beginning in the fall.

NSU’s College of Dental Medicine is partnering with Memorial Healthcare System’s Health Intervention with Targeted Services (HITS) program to provide oral health services such as exams, fluoride application, oral hygiene instruction, and restorative services.

“Dental caries [tooth decay] is the single most common childhood disease. Poor, disadvantaged and minority children experience significantly more untreated dental diseases than more affluent cohorts,” said Stephen Abel, D.D.S., Assistant Dean of NSU’s College of Dental Medicine. “Additionally, dental disease among adults is associated with an overall decrease in quality of life and general well-being.”

Collaborating with Memorial’s HITS program, the new NSU-CDM program is designed to provide children and adults with preventive and restorative oral health services at various community-based sites in Broward County.

About The Health Foundation of South Florida: The Health Foundation of South Florida, a not-for-profit grant-making foundation, is dedicated to expanding access to affordable, quality health care and providing funding that directly benefits the health and well-being of underserved individuals in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $75 million in grants and direct program support.