Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month!

In the United States, February is National Children’s Dental Health month! Since 1998, PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program (PRASAD CDHP) has provided comprehensive, high quality dental services through education, prevention, detection and treatment to children in Sullivan County in New York.

Oral health impacts the overall health and lives of children. Sullivan County oral health statistics show a great need to improve children’s access to dental care.

To educate more families about the importance of regular dental care, PRASAD CDHP has recently partnered with Sullivan County WIC program to offer free dental screenings to children.

PRASAD’s volunteer hygienist engages with both parents and children, providing dental health education, guidance and encouragement for their dental care.

A mother of two recently said, “I haven’t taken them to the dentist. I wasn’t sure when they needed to go, but I’m so glad there is someone here today to look at their teeth.”

PRASAD CDHP’s success can be attributed to the wonderful community support, our dedicated staff, and most certainly our generous donors who make our work possible. Please support our amazing program today!

Thank you!
PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program

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PRASAD CDHP’s 16th Anniversary Dinner

PRASAD CDHP’s 16th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Hurleyville, NY – PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program celebrated 16 years of service dedicated to the improvement of dental health in children in our community with a benefit dinner on November 8. The event, held at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant in Rock Hill, brought guests together for an exciting evening of dining and dancing. Read more…

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PRASAD CDHP’s 15th Anniversary Dinner!

PRASAD CDHP’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Rock Hill—PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program (PRASAD CDHP) welcomed more than 70 guests to its 15th Anniversary Celebration Dinner.

The gala, held at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant on Oct. 5, included a cocktail hour, buffet dinner and awards ceremony followed by dancing and a silent auction.

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Congratulations to PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program!

PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program (PRASAD CDHP) is now the sole entity to have received the New York State Dental Foundation “Give Kids A Smile Award” four times. The award was given in recognition of PRASAD CDHP’s excellence in providing oral health care for children in New York State.

Dr. G.K. Gleason, Chairman of the New York Dental Foundation (center) presents the award to Dr. Cecilia Escarra, Executive Director of The PRASAD Project (right), and to Dr. Swati Desai, PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program Trustee (left)

At the ceremony, Dr. G.K. Gleason, Chairman of the New York State Dental Foundation, commented, “This is the fourth time that the NYSDF has given this award to this organization, which is more than any other group in this state” PRASAD CDHP previously received this award in 2009, 2011 and 2014.

Dr. Cecilia Escarra, Executive Director of The PRASAD Project, and Dr. Swati Desai, PRASAD CDHP Trustee, accepted the award. “Care is not just about fixing teeth or providing dental care. Care is about people,” said Dr. Escarra. “I want to
thank all the school nurses and Sullivan County organizations for your support of our dental program.”

Through its mobile dental clinic, PRASAD CDHP has been providing dental health care and education to children of all ages at schools across Sullivan County and parts of Ulster County for 19 years. Thanks to its dedicated staff and strong working partnerships, PRASAD CDHP has provided services to more than 76,000 children since 1998.

PRASAD CDHP mobile clinic

As we look ahead to PRASAD CDHP’s 20th anniversary next year, we’re thankful for your continued support! Please donate today and help us continue to bring happy, healthy smiles to children.

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‘Care is about people’ NYSDF honors PRASAD

'Care is about people' NYSDF honors PRASAD

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PRASAD CDHP Wins the 2016 Leadership Summit Innovation Award!

It is our great honor to announce that PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program was presented the 2016 Leadership Summit Innovation Award. This award recognizes nonprofit organizations that demonstrate innovation in the areas of collaboration and programs that help people in Sullivan County.

PRASAD’s “Get a Smile and Pass It On” initiative, in partnership with the Women, Infants and Children program (WIC), focuses on oral health and education for pregnant women and infants.

Dr. Cecilia Escarra, PRASAD Project Executive Director, accepted the award from the distinguished judges, committee and sponsors.

Many thanks to our partners, staff, donors and volunteers who generously support our work.

Warmly,
The PRASAD Project

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February is National Children’s Dental Health month!

PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program is celebrating National
Children’s Dental Health month in February to raise awareness of the
importance of oral health. Read more….

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Happy 15th Anniversary!

PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program
Celebrates 15 Years & Miles of Smiles!

Dear Friends of PRASAD CDHP,

Please join us as we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program (PRASAD CDHP)!

In the United States tooth decay is one the most prevalent childhood diseases. Untreated tooth decay may result in chronic pain, infection and an inability to eat. More than 51 million school hours are lost every year because of these problems.

For 15 years, PRASAD CDHP has used a unique mobile dental clinic to deliver healthy smiles to children, right at their schools, in rural Sullivan & Ulster counties in New York.

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Celebrating 15 years of bringing healthy smiles to children

Few things can compare with the beauty of a child’s healthy smile, especially in February, National Children’s Dental Health Month!

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PRASAD CDHP receives support from First Niagara Bank Foundation!

December 5, 2012, Liberty, NY- The PRASAD Children’s Dental HealthProgram (PRASAD CDHP) is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $1,000 grant from the First Niagara Bank Foundation. The funds will go towards support of the PRASAD CDHP’s “Healthy Smiles” initiative.  Read more!

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