Thursday, January 24, 2013
Give Kids a Smile event slated Feb. 2 in New Haven
NEW HAVEN — The Levy Dental Group, 921 State St., will join dentists across the nation participating in the American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile Program.
The event will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2. It is intended to provide dental care for the estimated 100 local children from underserved families who qualify.
Care is provided by dentists, hygienists, and assistants, with funding from corporate sponsors such as Henry Schein and Vine Products; and other volunteers.
The Give Kids A Smile Program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Last year, more than 44,800 dental team members nationwide participated in Give Kids A Smile.
Nearly one in four children, age 2 to 11 have untreated cavities in baby teeth, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many children enrolled in Medicaid receive no dental services throughout the year.
Give Kids A Smile is held annually to raise awareness of the epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring here and across the country and raise awareness of the need to build local public and private partnerships to increase access to oral health care to solve this crisis.
For more information, contact Sherry Fucci at 203-865-2245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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