Thursday, February 02, 2017
(Hurleyville, NY 8:40am) - PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program (PRASAD CDHP) and Sullivan County Public Health Services is celebrating February as National Children’s Dental Health Month by raising awareness of the importance of oral health. As a four-time recipient of the New York State Dental Foundation Give Kids a Smile Award, PRASAD CDHP knows all too well the impact that oral health can have on the lives of children.
In the US over 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental health problems or pain. Dental cavities are the single most common chronic childhood disease — five times more common than asthma.
In Sullivan County, 53% of third grade students have untreated dental cavities, more than double the NY state average of 24%. This statistic illustrates the urgent need to improve children's access to dental care.
Children deserve to enjoy good health and the confidence boost of a happy, healthy smile!
To celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month,
PRASAD CDHP and Sullivan County Public Health Services have teamed up to offer
free dental screenings for pre-school children from ages 3 to 5 years old.
*A signed parent or guardian consent form will be required for the free screening.
Each child will receive a free gift after their screening.
|Location: Sullivan County Government Center Lobby, 100 North Street, Monticello, NY 12701|
Date and Time: Monday, February 6, 2017
10am to 4pm
PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program