CompleteCare Celebrates Give Kids a Smile Day® in Millville

CompleteCare Celebrates Give Kids a Smile Day® in Millville

CompleteCare Health Network is excited to participate in Give Kids A Smile® Day on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 12-2pm in their Medical & Dental Professionals location at 1200 North High Street in Millville.

 

The event will feature free dental screenings for children age 2-18, as well as dental education materials, giveaways and more. The community is invited to attend this free event with their children.

 

“Give Kids a Smile’s purpose very closely aligns with what we already do at CompleteCare,” said Meghan Spinelli, Vice President of Community Services. “We are excited to host our first event and to help raise awareness of the need for dental care in children, starting from a very young age.”

 

Nearly one in four children under the age of five already has cavities, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additionally, 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.

 

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.

 

For more information about CompleteCare’s event contact Meghan Spinelli at mspinelli@chcinj.org.