June 21, 2022
Why PTS Supports “Kids In Need of Dentistry”
Every child deserves a healthy smile. It’s as simple as that, right? That’s why Kids In Need of Dentistry (KIND) is on a mission to increase the oral health and happiness of low-income Colorado children in need by eliminating dental disease through treatment and education.
“Growing up with my experiences and talking with other students, a lot of times it seems as if we’re doing this stuff on our own. So, when we get stuff like this, where it’s a hand reaching out with a gift, it really relieves a lot of the stress, and it makes us feel welcomed and a part of the community.” – Alan Muñoz Valenciano
Since 1912, KIND has helped thousands of children each year get the dental services they need at a cost their families can afford. In 2021 alone, KIND served 5,917 children, 1,433 families received needed dental products via KIND Cares Kits, and $541,000 was put toward free or reduced dental treatment.
The staff at Professional Transition Strategies (PTS) recognizes the importance of low-cost, high-quality care for kids in their community. KIND clinics work to give children the judgment-free health care they need, regardless of their ability to pay. Every dollar donated goes toward the three Denver-based clinics, where dentists donate their time to treatment and education related to overall health.
KIND is committed to providing dental care that is respectful of and responsive to the specific cultural needs of the communities it serves. Read more about KIND’s impact on the community in its annual report. Then, donate now to this life-changing program, whether it’s through financial support or as a volunteer. The payoff will increase health equity and the future landscape of health care in Colorado.