Dental Centers Aim to Give Kids A Smile

1/8/2016
Ellsworth and Southwest Harbor—Give Kids A Smile free dental care days for The Maine Coast Community Dental Center in Ellsworth and the Community Dental Center in Southwest Harbor have been announced for 2016.  Both dental centers will join dental professionals from across the nation to provide free oral health services to children and adolescents from underserved families, in the The American Dental Association’s (ADA) 14th national Give Kids A Smile® program.  This program is made possible with the support of Henry Schein, Colgate, and Dexis.
  • Community Dental Center in Southwest Harbor will hold their event on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
  • Maine Coast Community Dental Center in Ellsworth will hold their event on Monday, February 22, 2016.
Free services on this day for children from first tooth to 18 years of age will include oral hygiene instruction, cleaning, fluoride varnish, and sealants from registered dental hygienists, with the possibility of examination from Layne Whiteley, DDS.

To receive services you must make an appointment, and space is limited.  For more information, or to make an appointment for your child on Give Kids A Smile Day at Community Dental Center in Southwest Harbor please call 244-2888, or at Maine Coast Community Dental Center in Ellsworth by calling 667-0293.

Give Kids A Smile is the world's largest oral health charitable program and an ADA access-to-care endeavor designed to encourage parents, health professionals and policymakers to address the year-round need for oral health care for all children. Each year, thousands of the nation's dentists, dental team members and many volunteers from the community provide free oral health care services to children from low-income families across the country.

The ADA's Health Policy Resources Center estimates that about 8.7 million children are expected to gain some form of dental benefit from the Affordable Care Act, which will reduce by approximately 55 percent the number of children without dental benefits.

For more information about Give Kids A Smile, visit the GKAS website, www.givekidsasmile.ada.org, and for the latest news, visit the GKAS Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GiveKidsASmile
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About the Community Dental Center
The Community Dental Center, located at 4 Community Lane Southwest Harbor, ME, offers high quality, affordable oral care for all ages, preventative care, urgent care and a sliding fee scale. The center accepts most major insurance including MaineCare. For more information or to inquire about becoming a patient of the new Community Dental Center, call 244-2888.
 
About Maine Coast Community Dental Center
The Maine Coast Community Dental Center, located at 52 Christian Ridge Road in Ellsworth, ME, was established to provide improved access to dental services for underserved individuals, including those on MaineCare. However, the center is open to all patients and accepts most commercial dental insurance and has a sliding scale for those without insurance who qualify. The dental staff also provide portable dental services to children in area schools.  For more information, or to inquire about becoming a patient at the Maine Coast Community Dental Center, call 667-0293.
 
About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org. RSS