Some people are born with beautiful smiles and some are fortunate enough to get a little help from the Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation. The Foundation has given almost $1 million to The Leonard Szerlip Dental Center at Morristown Medical Center since 2001, including another $105,000 this year.
Three of the center’s programs received $35,000 each: Healthy Children, which annually treats more than 300 children whose families are uninsured and underinsured; Senior Smiles, which brings free dental services to the elderly; and Developmental Disabilities, which provides dental procedures to approximately 550 developmentally disabled patients every year.
“This ongoing support affords me opportunities to deliver services that are not usually covered by other programs and for people who have no other options,” says Elizabeth A. Clemente, DDS, chair of the Department of Dentistry and the Szerlip Center.
Pictured (l-r) Dr. Clemente, Delta Dental President and CEO Dennis Wilson and Morristown Medical Center President Trish O'Keefe.