Uninsured Children to Get Free Dental Care
Giving kids a healthy smile. Local event highlights disadvantaged children’s need for dental care. This health program has real teeth. Give a Smile, Garden Paths Gala, Go Skating. Children get free dental visit.
Free Dental Care Report — Giving kids a healthy smile. Local event highlights disadvantaged children’s need for dental care. This health program has real teeth. Give a Smile, Garden Paths Gala, Go Skating. Children get free dental visit.
Giving kids a healthy smile
QUINCY, ILL. — Giving kids healthy smiles and clean teeth is what Give Kids a Smile Day is all about.
Kids where bused in from Adams, Pike, Brown and Schuyler counties to the Adams County Health Department for free dental exams.
Local event highlights disadvantaged children’s need for dental care
On Saturday, Feb. 12, an estimated number of 50-60 children from local low-income families will receive free dental services from free exams, x-rays, dental cleanings, sealants, and professional fluoride treatments. Children and their parents will also receive nutritional counseling and hygiene instructions as part of national Give Kids A Smile Day.
Flyers were posted around the community so that we may help as many kids as possible. Dr. Vanessa Campbell, her staff, and other volunteers will start their day at 7am until around 5pm. Approximately 30 volunteers will be helping on this day to ensure kids get the proper care they need.
This health program has real teeth
Laurel — To the staff at Stokes Dental Center of Blue Ridge Community Health Services for providing free dental care to students from Bruce Drysdale Elementary. A handful of third-grade students, about 8 years old, had never been to the dentist before this week. With the cost of health care and dental insurance, coupled with the economy and high unemployment rate — and even fear, it’s not surprising that many children have never seen a dentist.
Children received X-rays, a cleaning, fluoridation and an exam. Dentists have found serious dental issues, including abscesses, during the visits. All students at the school are taking tours and have the opportunity to have their teeth cleaned, easing fear and increasing education.
Give a Smile, Garden Paths Gala, Go Skating
In honor of Annual Give Kids a Smile Day, the Hartford Dental Society is offering free dental care for children in need. If you have an uninsured child under the age of 18, head to 500 Albany Ave in Hartford between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. It’s first come, first serve, so get there early!
Closer to home, the Tolland Garden Paths club is having a gala opening at the Tolland County Agricultural Center at 24 Hyde Ave in Vernon. The free event is 9:30 a.m. to noon. There will be a talk on “Woodland Beauties” and refreshments will be served.
Children get free dental visit
About 600 first- and second-graders in East Baton Rouge Parish schools are getting a free trip to the dentist this month, and so far it doesn’t seem so bad. Waiting for them on Friday at Associates in Pediatric Dentistry, a practice with four dentists located at Woman’s Hospital, was dance music, balloons and the practice’s longtime mascot, Dudley the Dinosaur, who was also dancing. It took no time for the kids to join in the fun.
The children, all from low-income families without access to proper dental care, receive dental screenings, as well as preventive care and educational materials to bring home with them.
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