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Healthy, Happy Smiles provides students free dental care

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on November 22, 2017 11:12AM

Eastern Oregon Healthy Living Alliance is entering the second year of Healthy, Happy Smiles, a school-based oral health program.

In partnership with Advantage Dental, Healthy, Happy Smiles will once again provide free dental screenings, fluoride varnish, dental sealants, follow-up care for children identified with urgent dental care needs, toothbrush kits and oral health education to students. Grades K-12 are covered in participating schools. Approximately 4,525 K-12 students in Grant, Baker, Harney and Malheur counties will be eligible to receive services.

Schools served in Grant County include Grant Union Jr./Sr. High School, Humbolt Elementary School, Prairie City School and Seneca Elementary School.

For more information regarding upcoming service dates, contact Program Coordinator Alanna Chamulak at 541-219-2397, achamulak@gobhi.net, or Advantage Dental Regional Manager and Community Liaison Mary Ann Wren at 541-504-3941, maryw@advantagedental.com.

The alliance is also seeking donations to aide in the purchase of toothbrush kit supplies. Kits include a toothbrush, tooth paste and floss and are distributed to all students at participating schools regardless of student participation in the program. Businesses or individuals interested in donating are encouraged to contact Chamulak.


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