Some 318 Wisconsin dentists, with help from 760 dental hygienists and assistants, dental and hygiene students and their instructors and community volunteers, will donate an estimated $763,350 in oral health care and education to 5,433 of the state’s low-income children Friday, Feb. 1. and during upcoming weeks in recognition of the sixth annual Give Kids A Smile national children’s dental access day.
What that means in terms that matter to us is this: Four Racine County Dental Society dentists and volunteer personnel will again partner with the Health Care Network of Racine to provide care to 50 needy youngsters.
In Kenosha, local dentists and Gateway Technical College dental assisting students will examine 100 Boys & Girls Club members and instruct them in proper oral hygiene and healthy lifestyle practices. Parent education and treatment referrals will also be provided.
Midwest Dental's office in Union Grove will provide a variety of dental services to needy children.
Wisconsin Give Kids a Smile events have provided some $2.1 million in donated dental care to 12,500 low-income children since the program was introduced in 2003.