Renaissance Family Foundation Awards $45,000 to the Georgia Department of Public Health

Renaissance has provided more than $125,000 in grants and educational
resources to improve oral health in Georgia

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Renaissance Family Foundation (RFF), an affiliate of Renaissance
Dental, is proud to announce it has awarded $45,000 in grants to the
Georgia Department of Public Health. The RFF is dedicated to improving
oral health in the Peach State which ranks 49th in the country for
dentists per capita, with only 4.4 dentists per 10,000 people and no
practicing dentists in sixteen of its counties.

“We know Georgia is one of the states most in need of support, and we
hope this money goes a long way toward improving oral health in the
state,” said Robert P. Mulligan, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Renaissance Dental.

This year’s grant funding will provide support for programs focused on
children, female veterans and the elderly. As part of the support,
parents with children in the state’s Head Start Program will receive
educational materials on the importance of oral health. Several female
veterans living in an Atlanta shelter will be given access to routine
dental care. Portable dental clinics will be provided to two low-income
nursing facilities to give the elderly access to dental screenings. The
money will also be used for materials and equipment for several
school-based sealant programs.

“Once again Renaissance is coming through for the people of Georgia,”
said Carol Smith, Director, Oral Health Program, Maternal and Child
Health Section of the Georgia Department of Public Health. “This money
is invaluable for the people of this state who would otherwise be
without much needed dental care.”

“I’m thrilled we are able to help so many people with this grant,” said
Mulligan. “Our goal is to not only make sure people have access to
dental care, but also to educate them on the importance of oral health
and how it relates to overall wellness.”

The RFF first started working with the Georgia Department of Health in
2013. Since then, Renaissance has continued its commitment to the state
of Georgia through financial backing for some of the state’s most
important oral-health initiatives.

About Renaissance Dental

Renaissance Dental is the flagship product of Renaissance Life and
Health Insurance Company of America and Renaissance Health Insurance
Company of New York. The Renaissance Family of Companies collectively
provides dental coverage for more than 13.1 million people, paying out
$3 billion for dental care annually. Renaissance has more than 55 years
of claims processing experience, giving the company the ability to
create innovative and flexible plans. The company’s goal is to provide
exceptional customer service, manage costs and pass the savings on to
clients. Renaissance has an “A” rating from A.M. Best and offers
nationwide ancillary benefit solutions for employer groups and


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Bryce Anslinger, 513-762-1720