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Protecting Smiles

ORAL CARE & EDUCATION

PROTECTING SMILES GLOBALLY

Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in the world? An almost entirely preventable disease, it affects 60 – 90% of school children and nearly all adults worldwide.

No matter who you are or where you come from, a smile can change a life. That’s why the Wrigley Company Foundation is working to improve access to oral care and better oral health education through global programs and initiatives.

Oral Care Community Service Grant Program

Since 2010, we’ve provided care to more than 100,000 people through the Oral Care Community Service Grant Program in partnership with national dental associations. The program, which is supported by the Wrigley Company Foundation, empowers dental professionals to provide oral health services and critical dental treatments to underserved children and adults in their local communities.

And, we’re committed to spreading smiles around the world. The program first launched in the U.S. and grew to include Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. In 2016, we were happy to announce expansion into two additional countries – Russia and Germany.

*World Health Organization. Oral health fact sheet N°318, April 2012. Available at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs318/en/

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The Oral Care Community Service Grant Program has provided care to more than 100,000 people.