As a renowned global disabilities advocate and leader, John is now applying his skill set to the launch of Project Accessible Oral Health, a catalyst for change in the future of dental care for the disabilities community.
Since their son Keanu's birth, Elsie and Doug have faced life and death decisions about his multiple health issues and significant surgeries. They are now determined to tackle the dental challenges Keanu faces.
Keanu, a student at the Henry Viscardi School, likes being active, healthy and strong. He also understands the importance of taking care of his teeth, as well as the need to make it easier to enter a doctor or dentist's office.
Steve's compelling story explains why Project Accessible Oral Health was launched as a public private partnership and its potential to transform the dental and disabilities communities, so that everyone is able to live with a healthy smile.
Mark has dedicated his entire dental career as a practitioner and academic to serve the special needs and disabilities community. He explains why he now extends that dedication to Project Accessible Oral Health.
In her role as a school nurse practitioner, Judy sees first-hand the critical need for Henry Viscardi School students to have improved access to oral healthcare today, which can lead to better overall health tomorrow.
Courtney wonders why in today's digital world, where you can find almost anything online, there isn't an easy way to find a dentist or doctor's office that is accessible, able to treat someone in a wheelchair, or want to even try.
Linda explains how after her son Christopher was born, many surgeries and medical issues pushed his dental care off the top of the list. However, as he got older and his front teeth started to grow crooked, she knew something had to be done.