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2010 Marillac Clinic Participates Smile-a-Bration

Marillac Press Release

For Immediate Release



Marillac Clinic participates in new Smile-a-bration Program to expand dental care for Mesa County uninsured children

Marillac Clinic announced that it will participate in the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation new iteration of the Smile-a-bration insurance program for children.  
A collaboration with Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation Smile-a-bration program will enable Marillac to offer this new program to provide additional preventive dental care and treatment to more low income and uninsured children.  The program allows eligible children up to $1,000 of dental care with no copay.  The Foundation allocated a limited number of slots to see children at Marillac Clinic.


Smile-a-bration is a dental insurance program for children 18 years of age and younger from families with low-middle income.  Benefits of this program include preventive and diagnostic services, basic restorative services, oral surgery and endodontics. The maximum benefit is $1,000 per person for 12 months or until the $1,000 is expended, whichever happens first.  There is no copay requirement. There is an enrollment process, the patient/family must meet the eligibility guidelines of Marillac Clinic.  


Now Marillac will expand its existing outreach to uninsured children in the community who would not otherwise be able to afford a visit to the dentist and schedule them for treatment throughout the year.


“We are proud to partner with Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation on this important program,” said Kristy Schmidt, Director of Community and Consumer Relations, of Marillac Clinic. “Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation shares our commitment of preventing dental disease by reaching out to identify and treat those children who simply cannot afford to see a dentist. Some of these children had severe dental problems, having never before seen a dentist. With this funding, we hope this will ease some of the financial burden families face.”


Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is devoted to improving oral health in Colorado by funding projects and initiatives that stress prevention and advance the science and practice of dentistry. It is funded solely by Delta Dental of Colorado, the largest and most experienced dental benefits carrier in the state.


For more information on Marillac Clinic's mission and services in Mesa County visit

Press contact only: Kristy Schmidt 298-2877

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