Navigation Links
North Carolina Dentists Team Up To Treat Needy Children
Date:1/22/2009

CARY, N.C., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 2,500 dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other volunteers across North Carolina are expected to take part in the sixth annual national "Give Kids a Smile!" day on February 6, 2009, in what promises to be among the largest events of its kind in the country.

Dentists and other dental professionals will volunteer their time at designated dental offices, dental clinics and community colleges across the state to treat low-income children for free. Children who receive care were prescreened by local organizations and selected on the basis of need.

In 2008, 15,669 needy children in North Carolina received more than $1.26 million in free dental care as part of the "Give Kids A Smile!" program. The American Dental Association has previously named the North Carolina program the best in the nation.

"Give Kids a Smile!" is a nationwide dental education and awareness day, with free oral health care to as many children as possible during national "Children's Dental Health Month," sponsored by the American Dental Association and state dental societies.

In North Carolina, "Give Kids A Smile!" is sponsored by several organizations, including the N.C. Dental Society, N.C. Oral Health Section, N.C. Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, N.C. Dental Assistants Association, UNC School of Dentistry, N.C. Community Colleges, and local dental societies.

"Year-in and year-out, this is one of the most far-reaching programs of its type in the country," said Dr. Gavin Harrell, president of the North Carolina Dental Society.

"With hundreds of thousands of needy children in North Carolina with only limited access to regular oral care, 'Give Kids a Smile!' gives them hope and in many cases relief from terrible pain and suffering," he added.

Treatment will range from routine dental screening to education to full dental care, including fillings and extractions.

For more information on "Give Kids a Smile!", contact the N.C. Dental Society at 1-800-662-8754 or visit www.ncdental.org or www.ada.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The North Carolina Dental Society
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Houston Northwest Medical Center Is One of Two Hospitals in Texas Named A Mentor Hospital for Heart Attack
2. Cogdell Spencer Breaks Ground on Projects in Tennessee and North Carolina
3. Horphag Research Receives 2008 Frost & Sullivan North American Health Ingredients Excellence In Research Award
4. Orthopaedic Surgeon Kevin Smith, MD, Joins Northwest Hospital & Medical Center and The Sports Medicine Clinic
5. CRi to Distribute VisEn Medicals Portfolio of Fluorescence In Vivo Imaging Agents and Labels in North America
6. Northern Trust Named Global Custodian to North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York
7. Northwest Hospital Sponsors Girls Day Out Event at Northgate Mall
8. Bulk Powder Processing Solution BFM Fitting on Display This Week at Northwest Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo
9. Bausch & Lomb Names Peter Valenti, III, as President, North America, Vision Care
10. RE/MAX Northern Illinois Real Estate Agents Raises $284,000 For CMN In 2008, An 18 Percent Increase Over Prior Year
11. North Carolina Faith Leaders Call on Sen. Burr to End Filibuster Threat of Legislation to Protect Kids From Tobacco
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/14/2016)... ... February 14, 2016 , ... ... of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is promoting healthier living with heart failure by ... of Life! Healthy Living with Heart Failure will kick-off February 14 and includes ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... February 13, 2016 , ... ... Voices of Recovery, the leading national organization representing the growing community of recovering ... public office to include Family Recovery in policies addressing addiction. , Although ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... February 13, 2016 , ... In ... states that vein visualization technology should be used to ensure patient safety when ... world, the INS Standards mandate the use of vein visualization technology in patients ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... , ... DDi , a Makro company, makes it ... expertise in eClinical Solutions. DDi has built its solution competency with a unique ... clients. DDi provides smarter technology for Clinical Development, Regulatory and Enterprise domains by ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... WA, and Washington, DC (PRWEB) , ... ... ... PATH and the Siemens Foundation today announced a new initiative—the Siemens Foundation-PATH ... for low-resource settings. The partnership will recruit top students from U.S. universities ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... Va. , Feb. 12, 2016   National ... Hoey , RPh, MBA issued the following statement today ... released by the Centers for Medicare & ... raised by NCPA, beneficiary advocates and others: ... raised. We are still reviewing the full CMS analysis. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , Feb. 12, 2016 Hypermarcas ... a cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") to ... outstanding aggregate principal amount of its 6.500% Senior ... ISIN Nos. US44915JAA88/ USP5246AAF05) (the "Notes"). In connection ... (the "Consent Solicitation") consents (the "Consents") of the ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... -- Innophos Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPHS ), a leading international ... it will host a live conference call on Tuesday, February ... quarter and full year 2015 results. ... quarter and full year results will be issued on Monday, ... --> --> The conference call can be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: