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Give Kids A Smile Program to Provide Dental Care for Children
12/3/2019 8:54:00 AM - Nimkee Clinic

 

SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 7, 2020, FROM 8:30 am to 4:00 p.m.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU CAN CALL 989-775-4657

 

 

 

CHILDREN ELIGIBLE TO BE SEEN AT NIMKEE CLINIC UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ARE INVITED TO COME JOIN US AT NIMKEE DENTAL CLINIC (2591 S. LEATON ROAD, MT. PLEASANT MI 48858), FOR “GIVE KIDS A SMILE” DAY.

 

WALK -INS WILL BE SEEN THAT DAY ONLY FOR EXAMS, SEALANTS OR TREATMENT AS NEEDED.

 

COME LET US MAKE YOUR SMILE BRIGHT.

 

 

 

 

 

Give Kids A Smile Program to Provide Dental Care for Children

Give Kids A Smile Dental Clinic Underscores Critical Need in State

(Mt. Pleasant Michigan) — Nimkee Dental Clinic will be sponsoring their annual Give Kids A Smile® event on February 7, 2020  to provide an estimated 50 underserved children with free dental services.

Nearly one in four children under the age of five already has cavities, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many children enrolled in Medicaid receive no dental services throughout the year.

Give Kids A Smile is held annually to:

·         Provide free, easily accessible dental services to qualifying individuals.

·         Raise awareness of the epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring locally and nationally and create local public and private partnerships to increase access to oral health care to solve this crisis.

·         This is the first year the event has been hosted in Mt. Pleasant to provide free dental care to local children who desperately need it.

·         The ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program was launched nationally in 2003 as a way for dentists to join with others in the community to provide dental services to underserved children. Each year, about 350,000 to 400,000 children benefit from more than 1,500 events, all because of the efforts of 40,000 or more annual volunteers nationwide.

The high volume of patients participating in charitable clinics like Give Kids A Smile highlights a clear gap between those with and without good dental health. Considering that oral health is connected to total health, financial barriers to care should be of major concern to the leaders of our state.

As it stands now, the Medicaid system that provides for children in need is underfunded. Even with sufficient support from outside resources, many individuals must often go without preventative care, which often leads to a need for more costly emergency treatment.

 State Dental Association/Society dentists have been hard at work for years to advocate for increased funding for dental care and for community prevention efforts, including joining forces with the American Dental Association in their nationwide Action for Dental Health campaign.  More needs to be done on a policy level. Although the volunteerism and donated services from the dental community makes a difference, volunteerism alone can’t solve the problem.

This year’s event will be held at Nimkee Memorial Wellness Center’s Dental Clinic 2591 S Leaton Road Mt. Pleasant Mi, 48858.

“Preventive care is critical to maintaining good dental health and overall wellbeing, and we will continue to participate in efforts to help those who need it,”

For more information about Give Kids A Smile events, visit adafoundation.org/givekidsasmile. To learn more about proposed solutions to the dental crisis, visit ASSOCIATION WEB URL and ADA.org/action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give Kids A Smile® Provides Dental Care for Local Children

 

WHO:                    Children from 0-18

                             

WHAT/WHY:        Nearly one in four children under the age of five already has cavities, according
to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many children enrolled in Medicaid receive no dental services throughout the year.

Give Kids A Smile is held annually to:

Provide free, easily accessible dental services to local, qualifying children.

Raise awareness of the epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring locally and nationally and create local public and private partnerships to increase access to oral health care to solve this crisis.

This is the first year the event has been hosted in (Mt. Pleasant, Michigan) to provide free dental care to local children who desperately need it.

The ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program was launched nationally in 2003 as a way for dentists to join with others in the community to provide dental services to underserved children. Each year, 350,000 to 400,000 children benefit from more than 1,500 events, all because of the efforts of 40,000 or more annual volunteers nationwide.

WHEN:                  February 7th, 2020   8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

WHERE:               Nimkee Dental Clinic 2591 S. Leaton Road, Mt. Pleasant Michigan 48858

                                          For more information contact 989-775-4657


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