92012Jan

Preps Underway for Alamance-Caswell Give Kids a Smile’s Ninth Year

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Appointment scheduling begins January 18, event on February 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2012


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

The event, now in its ninth year locally, will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012, from 8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., at the Alamance County Children’s Dental Center.  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 in 2003, participating dentists have preformed over $1 million 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 Wednesday, January 18, and end on Friday, 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) 513-5518 from 9:00 A.M. until noon and from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M.  Individuals speaking Spanish may call (336) 513-4869. Please note that appointments are required and limited to the first 100 children.

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

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

In addition to expanding to serve preschool-age children this year, the community at-large can also help to brighten the smiles of those who have the greatest need.  The Alamance-Caswell Give Kids a Smile Foundation, a newly formed 501(c)(3), whose primary goal is to provide supplies and materials to encourage additional dentists to become involved in this much-needed program.  Contributions to the Alamance-Caswell Give Kids a Smile Foundation ultimately will allow more children with dental needs to be treated through this worthwhile program.  Tax deductable contribution can be made to the following address:

Alamance-Caswell Give Kids a Smile Foundation PO Box 3113 Burlington, NC 27216-3113

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