Kids In Need of Dentistry (KIND) is a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality, affordable dental care to children in need throughout Colorado. Since 1912, KIND has helped thousands of children each year get the dental services they need at a cost their families can afford. KIND is committed to providing dental care that is respectful of and responsive to the specific cultural needs of the communities we serve.
Mission & vision
Kids in Need of Dentistry’s mission is to increase the oral health and happiness of Colorado children in need by eliminating dental disease through treatment and education.
Our Vision Kids in need of Dentistry’s vision is to be the recognized leader in promoting the oral health and education of Colorado’s children of need.
Did you know?
- 7.8 million school hours are lost each year in Colorado due to tooth pain. A child with a toothache can’t eat properly, misses out on much needed sleep, and struggles to concentrate in school. Dental health and education is an imperative piece of the puzzle to grow healthy and happy children. -Oral Health Colorado, 2012
- In the US, over 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental related illness. – American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2015
- Over 180,000 kids in families at or below the federal poverty line in Colorado -Denver Post, 2017