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 www.ohinj.org. For questions, contact Douglas Clark at 732-363-6655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.