San Antonio clinic receives Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Access to Care Grant
Ricardo Salinas Pediatric Dental Clinic in San Antonio recieves grant to continue providing service to low-income children.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s State of Little Teeth report, children living at or below the poverty level are twice as likely to suffer tooth decay and related maladies as their more affluent peers.
The clinic treats 5,100 children each year, including those with disabilities. The clinic is one of two organizations nationwide to receive the first Multi-Year Access to Care Grants from HSHC, recognizing the impact the Salinas Clinic has in providing dental care to children in need.
The clinic serves as a local, state and national model for pediatric dental care. Services provided at Salinas for fiscal year 2012-2013 have an estimated value of more than $1.4 million, based on Medicaid payment rates.