The Tooth Fairy Project
The launch of the Tooth Fairy Project marks the largest community project started since the Rotary Dental Clinic opened it’s doors in January 2010. The summer outreach project expands the clinic’s commitment to treating and preventing dental disease amoung children within the Richardson Independant School District.Beginning immediately after school closes, the Tooth Fairy Project will begin distributing kits to children living in targeted low-income apartment complexes. Each kit costs $1.25 and will contain a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and a language appropriate educatioanl pamphlet on dental care.Through the generous support of the community, the project will begin in June and continue throughout August of this summer.”This is a ground- breaking summer outreach initiative for the children in the North Dallas area whose families struggle on a daily basis,”stated Dr. Doug Crosby. Dr. Mark Denny added “Our purpose is clear, to help prevent dental disease in children through aid in the form of dental supplies and through education about oral hygiene.” Drs. Doug Crosby and Mark Denny, Rotarians, serve as volunteer co-directors of the Rotary Dental Clinic, established jointly by the three Rotary Clubs of Richardson. The Rotary Dental clinic, located at NETWORK of Community Ministrieshas seen over 300 children since opening its dental operatories a year and a half ago. Also the clinic has held two”Dentistry with a Heart Days” as part of national dental awareness. Together 40 local dentists volunteer their time and service both at the Rotary Dental Clinic and through their private practices free of charge.