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Kool Smiles Launches K-5 Classroom Grant Program to Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

Leading Children’s Dental Health Provider Will Award Five $1,000 Grants to K-5 Educators Who Promote Positive Dental Health Habits in the Classroom

Press Release – ATLANTA – In celebration of Children’s Dental Health Month this February, leading children’s dental health provider Kool Smiles today announced it will award five $1,000 classroom grants to K-5 teachers who go above and beyond in promoting dental health and education in the classroom.

Submissions for the My Kool Smiles Classroom Grant Program will be accepted online from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28, 2018. Educators who would like to apply or members of the community interested in nominating an educator can find application information and entry guidelines at:

“Kool Smiles created the classroom grant program as a way to support teachers who are passionate about educating children on the importance of dental health,” said Dr. Dale Mayfield, Chief Dental Officer for Kool Smiles. “We hope this program highlights the significant role educators play in promoting dental health and supports their efforts to encourage children to adopt positive dental habits early on in life.”

Eligible teachers who apply or are nominated must be actively teaching K-5 classrooms at a public, private, charter or approved home school program in the United States. All submissions should include either an example of a dental lesson plan or details about how healthy dental habits are being promoted in their classroom. Submissions may be delivered via video, essay or photo format.

All applicants are advised to carefully review the official rules before applying. Applications will be evaluated by a committee of Kool Smiles clinical leaders and Benevis team members. The five winners will be notified by email on March 16, 2018.

The Kool Smiles classroom grant program is sponsored by the Benevis Foundation. For more information, please visit

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