Mainline awarded grant to promote dental hygiene

Mainline Health Systems, Inc. recently was awarded a $2,500 grant from Delta Dental to promote dental hygiene in four Southeast Arkansas school districts.

The funds will be used to purchase educational materials and oral health supplies for elementary school children in the Dermott, Drew Central, Lakeside and Star City school districts.

The grant will allow Mainline to purchase four Mojo Monkeys, 1,800 toothbrushes and toothpaste kits, 1,800 tooth-coloring books and crayons.

Mainline’s hygienist will use to the Mojo Monkeys to demonstrate the proper way to brush and floss teeth. Following the demonstration,each child will receive a toothbrush, toothpaste, coloring book, and crayons.

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