In November, the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics Dental Team was awarded a $10,000 grant by the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation for 2016.
The Brumback Clinics, owned and operated by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, provide primary medical care and general and preventive dentistry for adults and children with or without insurance as well as women’s health and behavioral health services.
The Brumback Clinics operate eight sites throughout the County, four of which provide dental care. The Brumback Clinics plan to use the grant to purchase autoclave equipment for sterilizing dental instruments at two of those sites which together care for an average of 340 patients a week.
“We are grateful to the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation for this grant,” said Tamara-Kay Tibby, DMD, MPH, Dental Director of the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics. “These dollars will allow us to enhance efficiency and work flow.”
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation provides grants to nonprofit clinics that help support the “dental care safety net” for underserved children and adults who might otherwise go without needed treatment because of low income and/or limited access to care, sometimes referred to as the “working poor.” Each year, the foundation awards a total of about $4 million in support of oral health.
“Congratulations to our dental team for this grant award,” said Christopher F. Irizarry, MPA, Vice President and Executive Director of Clinic Services for the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. “We appreciate this funding as it will help support the county’s health care safety net by improving patient care.”