Appointments will be scheduled in advance on a first-come-first-served basis beginning January 16, 2017
Jackson, CA - Jackson Creek Dental Group will once again be hosting Smile for Kids to treat children, at no cost, who “fall between the cracks” in healthcare – children who would not otherwise receive dental treatment – on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Because of the overwhelming number of children attending this event, appointments will be scheduled in advance starting Monday, January 16, 2017. These appointments will be filled on a first-come-first served basis by calling Jackson Creek Dental Group at (209) 223-2712. Once the schedule is full they will no longer accept additional patients.
To qualify for treatment, children must be 2-18 years of age, qualify for free or reduced fee school lunches, WIC or CHDP, be a resident of Amador County, and they must not be covered by private dental insurance or Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child throughout the appointment.
“Dental care is so important for our overall health and well-being, and this program allows children who meet the program requirements to receive, at no cost, a complete dental exam and teeth cleaning,” stated Craig Kinzer, DDS at Jackson Creek Dental Group. “X-rays will be provided, as needed, along with fluoride treatment and prescriptions, sealants, orthodontic evaluations and other emergency dental care as time allows. Our staff feels very grateful that they can give back to our community through Smiles for Kids.”
The doctors and their staff have provided this service to the community on a volunteer basis for over 32 years. Smiles for Kids also provides an opportunity to educate both the child and parent about how the effects of poor oral health extend far beyond problems in the mouth, often causing other health related issues.
“All children deserve to have a healthy smile,” quoted Jerhet Ask, DDS at Jackson Creek Dental Group. “Untreated dental disease can be extremely painful and affects a child’s physical, emotional and social development. Smiles for Kids allows us to become part of the solution and help give the children in Amador County healthy smiles for life.”
As in past years, crucial follow-up treatment may be provided through the Sacramento District Dental Society’s Adopt-a-Child Orthodontic and Specialty Referral Care Programs. Several local dentists will also be providing these services right here in Amador County as part of the Adopt-a-Child Program. Children requiring Orthodontic and Specialty Referral Care follow-up appointments may be assigned to a specialist to receive necessary endodontic, periodontic, pediatric, orthodontic and oral surgery treatments.
Jackson Creek Dental Group offers a full range of advanced, comprehensive dental specialties, from general care, periodontal care, dental implants and orthodontics to cosmetic dentistry, smile design and full mouth reconstruction. For more information contact us at (209) 223-2712 or visit our website at www.JacksonCreekDental.com.
Jackson Creek Dental Group is open Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
PHOTO: Over 40 children will receive a free dental exam, x-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment as a result of the 2017 Smile for Kids program. We will also make sure that all children needing follow-up treatment have access to it as part of this event. Pictured above is Rachel Maita, RDH with one of the Smiles for Kids patients.