Fundy Dental Centre is a proud Supporting Partner of the Fundy Dental Community Association
to enable the Fundy Dental Community Project.
It is an unfortunate reality that many people are unable to afford basic dental treatment due to limited income and lack of dental insurance. Their financial obstacles prevent them from seeking treatment, and as a result they often experience pain, infection and significant dental problems. In turn, this can lead to poor self-esteem, social anxiety, and difficulty gaining employment.
Treatment through the FDCP has life-impacting results for the clients. This type of opportunity can be an invaluable turning point and catalyst towards a future built on stronger mental/emotional/physical well-being; overcoming obstacles that they previously felt were insurmountable, and opening doors to more opportunities.
The Fundy Dental Community Association established the Fundy Dental Community Project (FDCP) to provide highly subsidized dental care for those that cannot afford it. It is a unique program initiated by local dentists to provide basic dental services to motivated, low-income youth and adults to complete a treatment plan aimed at treating their current dental disease. This program was developed to establish a healthy oral condition in qualified patients, and provide them with the education necessary to maintain their improved oral health status.
For more information about this aspect of our practice, please read the detailed Program Description.
If this project qualifies as an appropriate use of sponsorship monies from your company, please consider providing financial support to this important endeavor. Local patients will be the beneficiary of your valuable contributions. Fundy Dental Community Association will be extremely grateful for any level of financial support that your company would feel is appropriate for this initiative.
Donations for the Fundy Dental Community Project can be made to its Registered Charity, Fundy Dental Community Association (Donation Form)
[ All general monies donated to FDCA will support low-income patients in the FDCP to reduce their costs toward this highly subsidized dental treatment provided. In no way are the individual dentists involved in the project or Fundy Dental Centre able to benefit from your donation or profit from their participation in the project. ]
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO DONATING WITH FDCP?
Companies donate to FDCP because they recognize the value in providing this service to members of local communities and give their financial and/or in-kind support to help maintain the long-term sustainability of FDCP.
All sponsors will be acknowledged for their donations by having their name included on a plaque that will be displayed in the waiting room of FDCA | Fundy Dental Community Project’s reception area, and their branding/name will be included on our website with the sponsorship level listed. Sponsors will also be recognized in any media publications.
A. Donor $49
B. Friend $50 – $99
C. Patron $100 – $249
D. Silver Sponsor $250 – $499
E. Gold Sponsor $500 – $999
F. Platinum Sponsor $1000 – $4999
G. Long Term Sponsor ≥$1000+/year
H. Partner $5000 +
See all of the sponsors of the Community Project here:
HOW ARE DONATION DOLLARS USED?
The primary expense to be covered by the fundraising efforts will be those associated with dental prosthesis laboratory fees (dentures and appliances). If additional funds are raised, above those required to meet the needs of the laboratory costs, then that money will be used to reduce the rate patients will be required to pay in FDCP Patient Eligibility Category A (reduce the per hour nominal fee from $100/hr to $80 for example). The dental work continues to be subsidized by the dentists involved in FDCP and Fundy Dental Centre, and no funds donated is transferred to the dentists or clinic.
WHAT ARE OUR FUNDRAISING TARGETS?
TARGET FUNDRAISING AMOUNT = $35,000 to cover the associated laboratory fee.
Rationale for this primary target: The projection for the first year of treating patients in the FDCP program is that there will be a need for 20 immediate complete dentures and 35 acrylic partial dentures to replace missing anterior teeth. These figures are based of processing 300-400 patients in one year. Complete dentures have a laboratory cost of approximately $1050 ($1050 x 20 dentures = $21,000), and acrylic partial dentures a laboratory fee of approximately $420 ($420 x 35 partial dentures = $14,000).
DREAM TARGET = $100,000 + $35,000 to provide a significantly reduced rate of dental treatment in the FDCP Program for the motivated, low income patients that qualify.
Use of additional funds above the target $35,000/yr: Successful fundraising efforts above and beyond the primary target will go toward reducing the nominal fee patients are required to pay for their dental treatment in FDCP. In an ideal world, the qualified patients in this program would only have to pay a minimal nominal fee for each appointment ($20-$40) instead of the necessary overhead recovery cost required ($100/hr). Annual funding at the dream target level will allow FDCA to reach this goal.