WHO: FREE Dental Care for Children 1 – 18 Years of Age.
WHAT/WHY: Nearly one in four children under the age of five already has cavities, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many children enrolled in Medicaid receive no dental services throughout the year.
Every year in February, as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Commwell Health dental clinics participate in the Give Kids a Smile program to offer free screenings, cleanings, and other preventive care to children in the communities we serve. “It is a great offering to families with children, especially this year with the COVID pandemic having affected so many incomes”, states Terron Yoder, DMD Lead Dental Provider at CommWell Health.
Give Kids A Smile is held annually to:
Give FREE dental screenings and treatments for one day only to families in need with children 1 – 18 years of age.
Raise awareness of the epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring locally and nationally and create local public and private partnerships to increase access to oral health care to solve this crisis. “Preventive care is critical to maintaining good dental health and overall well-being, and we will continue to participate in efforts to help those who need it,” states Paloma Soto-Florido, Director of Dental Services at CommWell Health.
The ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program was launched nationally in 2003 as a way for dentists to join with others in the community to provide dental services to underserved children. Each year, over 300,000 children benefit from more than 1,500 events.
CommWell Health Penderlea: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | 8 am – 5 pm
CommWell Health Newton Grove Dental: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | 8 am – 5 pm
CommWell Health Dublin: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 8 am – 5 pm
CommWell Health Ocean Isle Beach: Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
CommWell Health Mobile Unit KINSHIP: Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 8 am – 5 pm
CommWell Health McGee’s Crossroads: Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 8 am – 5 pm
- Dental Screening
- Fluoride Treatment
- Oral Hygiene Instructions
To Make An Appointment:
Call 1-877-935-5255 and ask for a “Give Kids A Smile” Appointment at one of the above locations. Slots Are Limited!