CDTC RECEIVES $25,000 FROM THE CARNIVAL FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT ITS DENTAL CLINIC
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center (CDTC) received $25,000 from the Carnival Foundation to support its Dental Clinic for children with special healthcare needs.
The Dental Clinic for Children with Special Healthcare Needs is CDTC’s most underfunded program. “This gift will help sustain our dental program and increase the number of children we are able to see each year.” said Ana Calderon Randazzo, Executive Director.
“One of the core objectives of Carnival Foundation is to positively impact the lives of children, and we’re honored to make this donation to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center to help those in need receive dental treatment,” said Linda Coll, executive director of Carnival Foundation. “Every child regardless of circumstances deserves the right to health services, and we thrilled that our gift will enable the center to serve more youth in the area.”
The majority of low-income children in Broward County, especially disabled and chronically ill children, do not have adequate access to routine dental services and CDTC’s patients are in great need for oral health care. The clinic opened in 2014 and has provided services to over 876 children to date. The dentist provides individualized care and a personalized treatment plan for each child, as well as dental education for the child and parent to encourage healthy dental habits.
The Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 10,000 children with special healthcare needs in Broward County annually. As a facility of Broward Health, CDTC’s mission is to promote the optimal health and well-being of children with special healthcare needs by providing comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services within a medical home environment. CDTC is a nationally recognized center of excellence offering a unique system of care for infants, children and youth with chronic illnesses, disabilities and developmental delays. For more information, please visit childrensdiagnostic.org