Hundreds turn out for free dental and health checkup in Santa Rosa
Hundreds of uninsured children received free checkups, immunizations, dental exams and health care information Sunday at Kaiser Permanente’s fourth annual Neighbors in Health day in Santa Rosa.
Kaiser officials braced for a possible onslaught of patients this year because of the economic downturn and cuts in government funding for health care. But just less than 400 children were seen, down from about 500 last year, Kaiser spokesman David Ebright said.
Free dental checkups for children
Free dental checkups for children ages 1 to 12 will be offered at eight Haggen Food & Pharmacy stores during August. The dental checkups are offered by Colgate in a 31-foot-long van equipped with two dental chairs. Checkups are scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at Marysville Haggen Food & Pharmacy and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 19 at Stanwood Haggen Food & Pharmacy.
Free dental exams available for Vermilion County kids
DANVILLE – Vermilion County youths can get a free dental exam just in time for the new school year.
The HALO Project, a Health Community Initiative sponsored by the Provena United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation, has joined forces with Colgate-Bright Smiles Bright Futures, Orland Park Dental Services and Aunt Martha’s Vermilion Area Community Health Center to host Smiling Faces Dental Day in Danville on Aug. 13-14.
The event is open to all residents, ages 1 to 18, regardless of their family’s income. However, youths must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to receive an exam.
Dental Volunteers for Israel recognize 16-year partnership
MELVILLE, New York–Henry Schein, a distributor of health-care products and services to office-based practitioners, recently shipped pallets of dental supplies to Dental Volunteers for Israel as part of the company’s global social responsibility program, Henry Schein Cares.
Henry Schein has supported DVI since 1993.
“Dental Volunteers for Israel is doing important work to enhance the access to health care of underserved children in Israel, and we are pleased to have supported this work for 16 years,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman and chief executive officer for Henry Schein.