The Overlook Foundation has received a $40,000 grant from the Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation, funds that will support the expansion of Overlook Medical Center’s comprehensive oral health services program.

The Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of New Jersey (DDNJ).

The grant will expand the role of Overlook’s patient navigator — a bilingual registered dental hygienist — in primary care settings at Overlook Family Medicine and Overlook’s HealthStart Clinic, as well as in the community. In addition, the support will enable Overlook to enhance awareness of their dental clinic services and provide preventive services to children and caregivers, with the goal of improving overall health and reducing cavities.

The Overlook Foundation is among dozens of organizations in New Jersey who were announced as the recipients of more than $761,000 in 2022. 

“Our mission at the Delta Dental New Jersey Foundation is to improve the oral health of New Jersey and Connecticut residents by funding projects that address the oral health care challenges our neighbors and communities face,” said Dennis G. Wilson, president and CEO of Delta Dental of New Jersey and vice president of the Delta Dental Foundation. “We are proud to be a leader in oral health care giving across New Jersey, and we look forward to continuing our collaborations with our Foundation grantees and partners on the path toward better health for all.”