The physical and aesthetic condition of our teeth, gums and mouth are things we rarely give thought to — until something goes wrong. When things do go wrong, they do so in a big way. Few ailments are as debilitating as a toothache. Few untreated health issues can bring about such negative results as uncared for teeth and gum issues; and, few things can impact our physical appearance as missing or discolored teeth.
For many, these problems can be easily dealt with by simply making an appointment to see the dentist. For others, without insurance or the financial wherewithal to make such an appointment, these problems can escalate into unbearable pain and a serious threat to overall health.
Addressing this problem, 2002 saw the establishment of the Kids’ Community Dental Clinic (KCDC) of Burbank, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing low-cost dental care and preventive education to underprivileged children throughout Southern California. Created to help children achieve their full potential and good oral health, KCDC filled the gap left by the closing of the children’s dental clinic that St. Joseph Medical Center had run for 35 years.