HealthLink Dental Clinic
For the third consecutive year, Dominion Energy has lent a hand to helping HealthLink Dental Clinic provide free restorative dental services and oral health education to low-wage earning adults in the Southampton area. HealthLink Dental Clinic’s "Connecting Oral Health & Overall Health" program was created to reach underserved adults and veterans, as well as educate community members on the inter-connectivity of oral health and overall health.
"Studies are showing that oral health is much more connected to one’s overall health than people may expect," says Raquel Braemer, HealthLink’s Development Director. "We’re incredibly grateful for the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation's support of our program, which allows our free dental clinic to screen our patients and empower them to improve their overall health."
In 2016, HealthLink helped 1,779 individuals—a 34 percent increase compared with the year prior—amounting to $720,853 in free oral health services provided to local adults.