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Alamance-Caswell Give Kids a Smile is Looking for Big, Bright Smiles

Appointment scheduling for sixth annual event begins January 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 30, 2010


BURLINGTON – As a part of National Children’s Dental Access Day, the Alamance County Health Department (ACHD) and the Alamance-Caswell Dental Society are proud to once again partner to Give Kids a Smile.

The event, now in its sixth year locally, will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at the Alamance County Children’s Dental Center, from 8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.  The Children’s Dental Center is located at 1914 McKinney Street, at the corner of North Graham-Hopedale Road and McKinney Street in Burlington, across from Eastlawn Elementary School.  Since the event’s inception, participating dentists have preformed over $150,000 in free dental services for Alamance and Caswell County children in need of dental treatment.

Appointment scheduling for free limited dental exams, cleaning, fluoride, and sealants will begin on Tuesday, January 18, and end on Thursday, January 20.  Anyone residing in Alamance or Caswell County interested in scheduling an appointment for their child(ren), should call the Give Kids a Smile appointment line at (336) 570-4166 between 10:00 AM and noon or 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M.  Individuals speaking Spanish may call (336) 570-4167. Please note that appointments are required and limited to the first 100 children.

To be eligible for Give Kids a Smile, children must: should meet the following criteria:

  • Be in Grades K – 8
  • Reside in Alamance or Caswell County
  • Reside in a family that has a financial need
  • Have NO Dental Insurance
  • Not be currently enrolled in the N.C. Medicaid or N.C. Health Choice program.

For more information or for further details, please call the Alamance County Children’s Dental Center at (336) 570-6415.

Give Kids a Smile Quick Facts

• Collaborative effort between the Alamance County Health Department and Alamance-Caswell Dental Society. • The event is in its sixth year locally.
• Since the event’s inception, participating dentists have preformed over $150,000 in free dental services for Alamance and Caswell County children in need of dental treatment. • Appointments will be taken January 18 through January 20, from 10:00 A.M. to Noon and from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. (see eligibility criteria).  Appointments are required and are limited to the first 100 children. • The Give Kids a Smile appointment line phone numbers are:
o (336) 570-4166 (English) o (336) 570-4167 (Spanish)
• Give Kids a Smile 2011 will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2011, from 8:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M., at the following location:

Alamance County Children’s Dental Center 1914 McKinney Street Burlington, NC 27217

(Located at the corner of North Graham-Hopedale Road and McKinney Street, across from Eastlawn Elementary School)