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At Risk Children Receive Free Dental Services at Communities In Schools Clinic
Date:2/22/2010

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- February is National Children's Dental Health Month and Communities In Schools of Nevada is proud to recognize their partnership with Future Smiles to provide free dental services to children at their on-site clinic located at the Cunningham Elementary School campus. With fewer and fewer resources, community based programs that are convenient and accessible for families, such as Communities In Schools of Nevada's clinics, are many times the only option for dental and medical care for these students.

According to a joint United Way and Nevada Community Foundation study, access to dental health services is gravely limited in Las Vegas. Nevada ranks first in the national for the prevalence of tooth decay (67.1%) and untreated decay (38.9%) among third graders; nearly 42% of third graders have not visited a dentist in the past year while 11.2% have never seen a dentist at all. The National Institutes of Health reports that dental disease among kids from low-income families is
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