Murdock Trust Invests Big In Smile Partners’ Preschool Program

24 May 2016

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The Murdock Trust, a charitable foundation based in Vancouver, Wash., has announced a three-year $110,000 grant to support the growth of Smile Partners’ preschool program in the Puget Sound area.

 The funds will be used to recruit a Preschool Program Manager charged with growing the preventive dental hygiene program for preschoolers by 500 patients per school year in the next three years. This would double the number of program beneficiaries from the current 1,500 to 3,000.

Smile Partners’ preschool program is a critical component of its preventive strategy to empower young children to learn proper oral care habits at an early age, to screen them for cavities and apply fluoride to strengthen their tooth enamel. It currently serves preschools in King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties.