Area businesses donate to support dental services

Two longtime Fort Collins businesses are supporting critical dental services for area residents through generous gifts to the Health District’s Dental Connections Programs.

Water Pik, Inc., a leader in developing personal and oral health-care products and Flood and Peterson, one of the largest privately held insurance brokers in the Rocky Mountain region, have both provided generous support, helping to ensure that safety-net dental services continue in 2017 following the end of a grant funding.

Dental Connections coordinates specific dental services provided offsite by private volunteer dentists. It serves people unable to afford the full cost of care, as well as individuals with disabilities who require dental care under general anesthesia.

The Health District continues to provide a full range of dental services at its Family Dental Clinic in north Fort Collins, serving people with no dental insurance, as well as those who have coverage through Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus and the Colorado Senior Dental Program.