Brush up on kids' smiles with dentist

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Concerned about the growing number of children who are unable to access needed dental care, Dr. John Hennette will provide donated dental care to less fortunate children on Friday, Feb. 16.

The nation program, Give Kids a Smile Day, has been set for Friday, Feb. 2, but due to circumstances, Hennette has moved the day for local residents.

Hennette is among hundreds of dentists across the state that have volunteered to provide donated dental care as part of the fifth annual program.

"Dentists are coming together to offer this day of free care to make a healthy difference in the lives of children, while raising awareness of the growing number of families who don't have access to dental care," Hennette said.

Give Kids a Smile, with the help of Hennette, wants to raise awareness of the growing access to care problem and epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring in Indiana and across the country.

Patients seeking appointments should be 14 or younger accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, currently not have a dental provider, or do not have access to dental insurance.

Information on specific services provided will be outlined when an appointment is scheduled.

For more information, call Polly Shuee at Tzouanakis Elementary at 653-4700 or the Indiana Dental Association 800-694-8851.

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