Kids in Need of Dentistry
KIND’s Chopper Topper program is a mobile sealant program for children with limited access to dental care. They offer dental screenings, preventive dental sealants, oral health education and referrals. Chopper Topper visits about 90 Denver metro area schools each year. The student populations are 50 percent or more qualifying for the free or reduced lunch program.
Dental sealants help protect the tooth enamel from the acids that cause tooth decay. When retained intact, they are nearly 100% effective in preventing dental caries in permanent molar teeth.
DDCOF has provided funding support to KIND since 2005.