Monthly Archives: February 2015

OHI Gives Kids a Smile – February 6th 2015

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In recognition of National Children’s Dental Health Month, OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, will be participating in Give Kids a Smile Day on February 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. under the auspices of New Jersey Dental Association.

On Give Kids a Smile Day many dentists donate their time to help underserved children who are not getting the oral care they need by providing free dental screenings to children 12 and under if they do not have insurance. The screening includes a dental exam, X-rays as needed, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments, and free dental hygiene materials, such as toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste.

Dentists can see children at either OHI’s Lakewood site, 101 Second Street or OHI’s Toms River site, 301 Lakehurst Road. Call the OHI Call Center at 732-363-6655 to schedule an appointment in either English or Spanish.

Throughout the year, OHI offers dental cleanings and full checkups, including X-rays and other screening procedures for children and adults. Dentists are available at the Lakewood and Toms River sites Monday through Friday, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program, now celebrating its 13th year, is designed to raise awareness about the importance of dental care and provides oral health education to all children despite their economic status.

For more information, visit For questions, contact Douglas Clark at 732-363-6655 or

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OHI Is Hosting Its Annual Valentine’s Day Fundraiser to Support Health Care Services

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a Ocean County federally qualified health center and 501 (c)(3), is hosting Casino Night, its 5th annual Valentines’ Day fundraiser, with dinner, dancing, and a silent auction Friday, February 13 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at The Mill at Spring Lake Heights, 101 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake Heights, N.J. 07762  2015fundraiser

Tickets are $125 each, and include an open bar and hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sponsorships, ranging from $200 to $2500; donations; journal ads; items for the gift auction; and premium ticket packages are available and are 100 percent tax deductible, excluding the cost of the dinner.

The proceeds will be used to support OHI’s continuing mission of providing high quality primary and preventative care services in its multi-specialty practice, and enhance the medical care services to children, adults, and seniors of Ocean County, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. This includes, but is not limited to, better medical equipment, community outreach, educational materials, vaccinations, health awareness, and more.

OHI has been providing comprehensive primary and preventative care services to Ocean County’s uninsured and underinsured populations for the past 11 years. The increasing number of Ocean County families needing access to health care has resulted in OHI’s growth from one community health center in Lakewood to additional health centers in Toms River, Stafford, and Manchester, a center at the Clifton Avenue Grade School in Lakewood, and a Mobile Medical Unit.

For further information, tickets or sponsorship’s, visit or contact Kim Tozzi at (732) 719-9015 or The deadline for ad journal proofs is Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Send ad files to