Bringing Understanding of Dental Disease to Schools

School-based Dental Hygiene program

What is Tooth B.U.D.D.S.?

Tooth B.U.D.D.S. (Bringing Understanding of Dental Disease to Schools) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization staffed by Affiliated Practice Dental Hygienists living in the Gila Valley founded in response to the reported disparities in oral health care in the rural counties of Arizona; specifically Graham and Greenlee Counties.  Tooth BUDDS has set its focus on the children of this region who, through the efforts of this non-profit and generous funding partners, may receive a dental screening, dental cleaning, fluoride treatment, sealants and Silver Diamine Fluoride applications free of charge in their school setting.  Tooth BUDDS takes it one step farther by utilizing teledentistry to connect patients with urgent decay to their dental provider for follow up treatment.

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Mission Statement

Our Mission is to improve the oral health of low-income, at-risk populations by providing preventive dental hygiene health care services through evidence-based clinical Best Practices to include: oral hygiene education, screenings, intraoral camera images, dental cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatment and Silver Diamine Fluoride application.

Vision Statement

"... Because no child should turn to drugs because of a toothache!"

Since We Started

Kids impated by ToothBUDDS
SDF Placed
S.M.A.R.T. Placed
Sealants Placed
Decay Found

Be Proud Of Your Smile

The following services are provided free of charge by licensed dental hygienists.


Dental Cleaning

Fluoride Varnish


Silver Diamine Fluoride


Our Staff

Lindsey Bowser-Martinez, RDH

Affiliated Practice Dental Hygienist

McCall Smith

Maricopa County Program Manager

Tiana Batty

Coronal Polish Certified Dental Assistant

MiQuel McRae RDH, APDH

Community Dental Health Coordinator FOUNDER

Leticia Clifford

Coronal Polish Certified Dental Assistant

Elisabeth Turner RDH, APDH

Jennifer Caretto

Graham/Greenlee Office Manager

Our Service Areas

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Administrative Office:

P.O. BOX 937
Pima, Arizona

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