Eblen Dental reaches out to children and adults in need of dental care and cannot afford it. Thanks to the vision of Dr. Keith Black, Dr. Mark Knollman, and Dr. Dennis Campbell, Dr. Jack Teague in partnership with the Buncombe County Dental Society, the Buncombe County Health and Human Services, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Mission Hospital, and the Buncombe County Dental Assistants and Hygienists, the Eblen Dental program has served thousands of children and adults in our community.
Programs include the following:
The Children’s Dental Sealant Program: The Eblen Charities Dental Sealant Program is developed to provide free dental sealants to all second graders in need in the Buncombe County and Asheville City School Systems. The Children’s Dental Sealant Program has been honored with regional and national awards including the GlaxoSmithKline Child Health Recognition award and the national Linkages award. Most recently Eblen Charities was awarded a $4000 Smiles for Kids grant from Delta Dental Foundation, which will help buy new curing lights, used to set the sealant once it has been applied.
Since its inception in the spring of 2000, this partnership has provided thousands of sealants to children in our community at no cost. By working together, the costs of these sealants have been reduced from around $50 a tooth to less than fifty cents a tooth.