Third graders from Doraville’s Hightower Elementary recently rocked their smiles. They received free dental care from the DeKalb County Board of Health and Georgia Perimeter College.
“We applied over 100 sealants and varnishes to 36 youngsters,” reports Board of Health Dental Services Director Dwayne Turner, D.D.S. “This was a great way to observe national Give Kids a Smile Day.”
Dr. Turner treated the children while Georgia Perimeter dental hygiene students assisted. The college’s Dunwoody campus provided the clinic space.
The American Dental Association selects February as National Children’s Dental Health Month. This year’s theme is “Rock your smile.” The month focuses on offering oral health education and preventive care to low income children. Give Kids a Smile Day is the first Friday in February.
For information about the DeKalb County Board of Health’s dental services, call your nearest health center: T. O. Vinson at (404) 508-7890, Clifton Springs at (404) 244-4410, East DeKalb at (770) 484-2623,Kirkwoodat (404) 370-4640 orNorth DeKalbat (770) 454-1144 extension 4341.
For information on all Board of Health services, call (404) 294-3700.