Navigation Links
North Carolina 'Give Kids A Smile!' Project Treats Close to 20,000 Children
Date:4/16/2009

CARY, N.C., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th annual North Carolina "Give Kids A Smile!" day of free dental care resulted in 19,719 children being treated across the state, a 26% increase over 2008. The value of free services totaled $1.97 million, an increase of $710,000 (56%) compared to last year. The event took place Feb. 6.

Almost 2,000 (1,989) dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other volunteers took part in the program, which was among the largest of its kind in the country.

"The huge increases we saw in the number of patients and the level of care delivered is indicative of the growing dental access to care problem in North Carolina," said NCDS Executive Director, Dr. M. Alec Parker.

"We believe this problem is being aggravated by the worsening economy. Not only are many children not able to see a dentist regularly, the kinds of oral problems we're seeing are growing increasingly severe because they're not being treated early."

Over the past 6 years, 105,319 North Carolina children have been treated in the "Give Kids A Smile!" program. This amounts to $8.7 million in free dental care.

"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.


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

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Wellesse Receives Corporate Sponsor of the Year Award From the Arthritis Foundations Pacific Northwest Chapter
2. University of Ottawa Heart Institute is North Americas First Clinical Site for Ultra-sophisticated X-Ray
3. Deerfield Spa, the Northeasts Most Affordable Destination Spa, Now Offers Day Spa Getaways
4. Harvard Business School Publishes Case Study on Youth Villages in North Carolina
5. Sally L. Glaser, Ph.D., Named CEO of the Northern California Cancer Center
6. HDNets Dan Rather Reports Investigates the Possibility of a Better Health Care System North of the Border
7. ABAXIS Realigns North American Medical Sales and Marketing
8. New York City Chiropractor Becomes First In North America to Offer Innovative SpiderTech Tape Therapy
9. Berlin Heart Receives First Regulatory Approval in North America
10. MD IT Expands in the Northwest with Acquisition of Seattle's Pro Scribe
11. New Mobile Mammography Unit Offers Residents of Rural Northern Louisiana First-Ever Access to Free Breast Cancer Screening Exams
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical ... Use of ultrasound imaging and heartbeat monitors to get ... agency warns. "Although there is a lack ... and heartbeat monitors, prudent use of these devices by ... FDA biomedical engineer, said in an agency news release. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new ... said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and ... of Medicine. A time-use survey of nearly 125,000 Americans, ... main activity exchanged for sleep. Short sleepers -- those who ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care ... can be a daze of hassle, hustle, and bustle that ... decking halls, to burns when making special meals and heartburn ... can happen at any time. To prevent this season of ... made a list of helpful and healthful holiday tips to ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... News) -- Expert pilots process visual information more efficiently ... better decisions during landings, a new study shows. ... pilots to master, and 36 percent of all airplane ... final approach and landing. Researchers monitored the brain ... pilots while they were at the controls of a ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 At the leading, long-established ... AutismOne and Focus Autism will welcome ... research on the effects of toxins to children’s health, ... information. , Luminaries such as Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic ... with esteemed, credentialed colleagues of the United States to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 3Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 3Health News:Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 3
... Throughout her life, a woman may blame many things ... changes in her skin, hair and nails.// , ... the body increase and decrease, or if any abnormalities ... options which can address the changes that occur during ...
... Human cytomegalovirus, or CMV infects about 40,000 children before ... disabilities due to the virus – almost one an ... hearing loss, mental disability, a lack of coordination, and ... Prevention, CMV is as common a cause of serious ...
... an emergency life saving operation by writing a no good cheque ... Roy, 77, was warned that the long wait in the NHS ... was no way he could afford to pay for the ?6,500 ... a private hospital, knowing fully well that by the time it ...
... An Austrian company has just launched an alarm clock that promises ... face the day.// ,The aXbo Sleep Phase Alarm Clock checks ... your body is in a deep or light phase of sleep, ... International Trade Fair for Sports (ISPO) recently in Munich. ...
... Army immediately introduce yoga for its soldiers in field ... need for regular lectures and exercises on yoga techniques ... may be initiated in this direction," the standing committee ... and education in the defence sector" tabled in both ...
... hospital for sudden, worsening chest pain or a certain ... undergo early invasive treatment// rather than being treated conservatively, ... ,“Available evidence suggests that an early invasive strategy ... Michel Hoenig of the Centre for Research in Vascular ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A Balancing Act: Hormones and the Skin 2Health News:A Balancing Act: Hormones and the Skin 3Health News:A Balancing Act: Hormones and the Skin 4Health News:Creation of Cytomegalovirus Vaccine by an Innovative Method 2Health News:Wily Old Man Undergoes A life Saving Operation With A Worthless Cheque 2Health News:Yoga to De-stress Indian Army Soldiers 2Health News:Emergency Heart Patients Do Better With Invasive Approach 2Health News:Emergency Heart Patients Do Better With Invasive Approach 3Health News:Emergency Heart Patients Do Better With Invasive Approach 4
(Date:12/15/2014)... Dec. 15, 2014   DaVita HealthCare Partners ... the nation,s largest and most innovative health care ... units, DaVita Clinical Research  (DCR) and  HealthCare Partners ... expand its extensive clinical research and data analytics ... (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), as well ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... BOSTON , December 15, 2014 ... and development company, is pleased to announce the grant ... States relating to its GPCR-focused drug discovery ... significantly strengthens the global patent estate covering Heptares, technologies ... The suite of patents recently granted by the US ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... , Dec. 11, 2014 Research and ... the addition of the "Drug Injection Devices ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... of an expanding list of health conditions, drug ... that simplify the administration process and increase the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 2DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 3DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 4Heptares Extends Global Patent Protection for GPCR-Focused Drug Discovery Platform With Grant of Core Patents in the United States 2Drug Injection Devices to 2020 2Drug Injection Devices to 2020 3Drug Injection Devices to 2020 4
... Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA ) announced today ... March 31, 2012, on Thursday, May 10, 2012, following the ... an investor conference call and live webcast to discuss the ... Eastern Time / 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the same ...
... 2012 Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI") ... today announced the signing of expanded strategic technology ... agreements, TDI now has the right to use ... Platform for their planned entry into the clinical ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Alexza to Announce 2012 First Quarter Financial Results on Thursday, May 10, 2012 2Alexza to Announce 2012 First Quarter Financial Results on Thursday, May 10, 2012 3Pressure BioSciences, Inc. and Target Discovery, Inc. Expand Strategic License Agreement and Collaboration Supporting TDI's Planned Offering of Personalized Medicine Clinical Diagnostic Services 2Pressure BioSciences, Inc. and Target Discovery, Inc. Expand Strategic License Agreement and Collaboration Supporting TDI's Planned Offering of Personalized Medicine Clinical Diagnostic Services 3Pressure BioSciences, Inc. and Target Discovery, Inc. Expand Strategic License Agreement and Collaboration Supporting TDI's Planned Offering of Personalized Medicine Clinical Diagnostic Services 4Pressure BioSciences, Inc. and Target Discovery, Inc. Expand Strategic License Agreement and Collaboration Supporting TDI's Planned Offering of Personalized Medicine Clinical Diagnostic Services 5Pressure BioSciences, Inc. and Target Discovery, Inc. Expand Strategic License Agreement and Collaboration Supporting TDI's Planned Offering of Personalized Medicine Clinical Diagnostic Services 6
... frames are designed with the safety and comfort ... Schott RS-520 (also called SF-6) leaded glass, the ... meet standards, as set for optical clarity, visible ... our eyewear is protecting your eyes, it also ...
... Protection Goggles fit over ... used by the whole ... glass, 1.0 mm leaded ... increased scatter radiation protection. ...
QualCraft™ Euro Lite has a molded nylon frame that fits most faces. Universal keyhole nose bridge fits narrow to average noses. Available with or without lead vinyl-lined side shields....
QualCraft™ Radiation Protection Eyewear providex maximum comfort and eye protection! Lenses made of 0.75 mm leaded glass. Side shields of 0.30 mm leaded acrylic help seal out scatter radiation ...
Medicine Products: