UnitedHealthcare: A Brighter Way for Dental Health for Arizona Youth

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Healthy teeth are an important part of overall health for young people. However, accessing dental care is not a level playing field for all children.

Kids from low-income households are twice as likely to have tooth decay in their permanent teeth than those from high-income households. In the Phoenix area, Brighter Way Institute is committed to improving this by creating more accessible and reliable dental care, with an approach centered around the patient.

Through its mobile dental center, Brighter Way Institute comes to kids where they are — visiting schools, community health fairs and Boys & Girls Clubs across the Phoenix area. A donation from UnitedHealthcare helped bring this bus to life and continues to support its mission, helping to create thousands of appointments where children may not have otherwise been served.

“Tooth Bus has been the foundation for Brighter Way’s community growth. Tooth Bus serves individuals through remote access, including children, adults, LGBTQ youth, and families. We are proud to be partnering with UnitedHealthcare,” said Dr. Kris Volcheck, Founding CEO of Brighter Way.

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