Give Kids A Smile

The Southern Alameda County Dental Society together with the University of Pacific School of Dentistry are coordinating a dental care session to children in this area.  They provide oral health education to all children despite their economic status. 

This session is designed to provide education, preventative and restorative care to children who do not have access to care.  In addition to the desire of local dental professionals to give back to the community and to reach out to the underserved, Give Kids A Smile now offers them the opportunity to assist local schools with the compliance of the AB 1433 which requires students in kindergarten submit proof of an oral health assessment performed by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional.

When: Saturday, January 30, 9 am to 1 pm

Where: UOP Dental Care Center 1203 J Street, Union City 94587

Who: Children between the ages of 4 and 14

How: Parents must notify the Southern Alameda County Dental Society at sacds_gkas@earthlink.net or call (510) 782-5442 to register.  Children will be seen on a first come first served basis.

For further information, contact the Southern Alameda County Dental Society at (510) 782-5316.

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One response to “Give Kids A Smile

  1. The problem is that dentists neglect children the rest of the 364 days of the year.

    over 80% of dentists refuse Medicaid patients and 130 million Americans lack dental insurance. Untreated tooth decay is a growing US problem. US children have died from the consequences of untreated tooth decay.

    Yes, dentists can’t treat people for free all the time. But organized dentistry blocks any other viable groups from taking care of the people who dentists won’t – keeping dental care unavailable to too many Americans and keeping dentistry a very lucrative monopoly

    Meanwhile dentists choose to treat water supplies instead of low-income people. But science shows that fluoridation has failed to reduce tooth decay and exposes people unnecessarily to fluoride’s adverse effects See http://www.FluorideAction.Net/health

    We need to stop fluoridation and use the millions of dollars saved to actually treat dentist neglected children.

    Give Kids A Smile Day is just another PR stunt to make even more money for dentists and the corporations that benefit from tooth decay.

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