smile.jpgNext week, Friday, February 5, is Give Kids a Smile Day. Since starting in 2003, The New Jersey Dental Association has given almost $2.4 million in free dental services to children. Give Kids a Smile Day is meant to help the 1/3 of children in the U.S. with no dental insurance and to teach good dental hygiene.
Give Kids a Smile Day
Who: Children ages 12 and under who aren’t covered by dental insurance.
What: An annual day to help families provide dental care for their children.
Kindersmile Foundation, Upper Montclair – (973) 744-7003
Mountainside Hospital, Montclair – (973) 429-6887
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark – (973) 926-7642
UMDNJ-NJ Dental School, Newark – (973) 972-4710
When: Friday, February 5. All visits are by appointment ONLY.
Cost: Free. Download the parental consent form here.
I’m not sure if kids will smile sitting in the dental chair, but I know the free care will put a smile on parents’ faces.

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One reply on “Give Kids a Smile Day”

  1. I agree. Because of tightening of belts when regards to budgeting, people tend to overlooked the dental care. Job lost really created big impact to all of us. It totally affects our lives. The health care bill looks lost, and the new jobs bill is has undergone the scalpel. The Senate jobs-creation package hailed by President Barack Obama may do more to help politicians who want to be seen trying to help the economy than it does to shrink the nation’s unemployment rate. Harry Reid hacked an $85 billion bill down to $ 15 billion (granted, that’s a good thing, given the deficits) and it seems that the bill is mostly going to amount to tax credit for job creation – which should be a given every year, never mind if times are tight. The government looks to be headed for asking for payday loans from the Chinese if they don’t shore it up, and the American people need to have more opportunities for employment. The Senate is where legislation often goes to die, and it’s looking more and more like that’s the fate awaiting a new jobs bill wanted by President Obama.

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