The Grottoes of North America, a Masonic affiliated body, has been around since the late 1880’s. Since the 1940’s, we have been providing support for children suffering from Cerebral Palsy. As we served cerebral palsy kids, it was obvious that special needs children needed assistance with dental care.
As an additional charity project, Special Needs Dentistry was established in 1970. We currently work with local doctors and clinics to provide dental care for children with a variety of disabilities and developmental needs.
Our program was expanded to help pediatric organ transplant patients in 2000. We ensure that their mouths remain clean and free of infection before they undergo surgery. Before treatment can be provided, children must be pre-qualified.
You can help a child’s family by providing financial assistance to cover the cost of their dental treatment. If you have any questions about how to join a Grotto, or in other states, please send us an email