GENTLE DENTAL AND GIVE KIDS A SMILE PROVIDE DENTAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN IN NEED
Contact: Gentle Dental of Bensalem - (215) 702-8850
Who: An estimated 15 children from underserved families; 4 dentists, hygienist, assistance and other volunteers
What: Give Kids A Smiles event to provide free, desperately-needed dental services to local qualifying children from underserved families. This even is part of the American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile Program. Last year, more than 44,800 dental team members nationwide participated in Give Kids A Smile.
When: February 1, 2013, 9am - 1pm
Where: Gentle Dental of Center City - 4736 Neshaminy Blvd., Bensalem, PA 19020
Why: According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and prevention, nearly one in four children, aged two to 11 years old have untreated cavities in their baby teeth,. Many children enrolled in Medicaid receive no dental services throughout the year.
Give Kids A Smile is held annually to:
- Provide free dental services to local, qualifying children from underserved families
- Raise awareness of the epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring here and across the country
- Raise awareness of the need to build local public and private partnerships to increase access to oral health care to solve this crisis