In Arkansas, there are two Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles- one is part of the RMHC of Arkoma Chapter and the other is part of the RMHC of Arkansas Chapter, both in partnership with Arkansas Children's Hospital. Together, we have provided just over 1 million dollars of dental care to children in the state of Arkansas! As of February 28, 2011 we have served 1,479 children and treated 3,366 cavities at a value of $1,008,671.00
Even more promising, 59% of the children had never seen a dentist before.
Do you know how great the need for dental care really is?
* More than 51 million hours of schooling are lost annually due to the lack of dental care among American Children
*Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease today in the United States, five times more common than asthma.
*Each year, nearly 10 million children die worldwide, mostly from preventable and treatable causes.