The second annual Give Kids a Smile Day at Chattanooga States Dental Clinic, forchildren ages four through 13, will be held on Monday, March 19, featuring free, easily accessible dental services for qualifying individuals. The Dental Clinic is located on Chattanooga States main campus, 4501 Amnicola Hwy., on the second floor of the Health Science Center.
The Dental Clinic treated 25 children at the first event last year. Appointments at this event are limited and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call 423-697-4488 to make your childs appointment.
"According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly one in four children under the age of five already has cavities. This event raises awareness about the epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring locally and nationally, while creating local public and private partnerships to increase oral health care to address the crisis," officials said.
The ADA Foundations Give Kids a Smile program was launched nationally in 2003 as a way for dentists, hygienists and assistants to join with 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 ...