“Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.” ♥♥
National Children’s Dental Health Month and “Give Kids a Smile” Program
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and it is “Give Kids A Smile” day in our office today. And it feels so good for so many reasons. Wonder why?
Well, the American Dental Association (ADA) focuses on children’s dental health during February, and this year is the 10th anniversary of its Give Kids A Smile program! Through the Give Kids a Smile program, dentists are encouraged to join with others in the community to provide dental services to underserved children.
Here in Dubuque, Iowa, the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) along with local school nurses, screen and identify children who are in need of dental services and are underserved for various reasons. Many children have not been to a dentist in several years due to financial reasons, no dental insurance assistance, or other family hardships. Some of these children have cavities or toothaches and need to see a dentist as soon as possible.
Local dentists who sign up to particpate in Give Kids a Smile are connected with these children to provide dental exams, cleanings, x-rays, and treatment such as sealants or fillings.
Our office participation in Give Kids a Smile Day
Dr. Kristen Berning has been participating for the last few years by providing dental treatment in their Dubuque family dental office. Today, Dr. Berning and the Exceptional Dentistry Team provided $1389 in dental treatment to 2 children in need. The children were excellent patients today and each received a dental exam, professional cleaning, panoramic and bitewing radiographs, sealants, composite resin restorations, and topical fluoride application. They left with a new toothbrush, floss, and a healthier smile. Their mother was very appreciative.
We are happy to use our talents today to help these Dubuque children in need of dental care.
We all possess talents to share. Together we can better our community with one positive act at a time :)!
Exceptional Dentistry provides complete family, cosmetic, and sedation dental care at 4200 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA 52002 and serves the Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque, IA and Galena, IL areas. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ted Murray or Dr. Kristen Berning, please call 563-556-2711 or contact us online.