Appointments will be scheduled in advance on a first-come-first-served basis beginning January 15, 2014
Jackson, CA - Jackson Creek Dental Group will once again open their office to treat children, at no cost, who “fall between the cracks” in healthcare – children who would not otherwise receive dental treatment – on Saturday, February 1, 2014 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
January 15th, 2014. These appointments will be filled on a first-come-first served basis by calling Jackson Creek Dental Group at (209) 223-2712. When the appointment blocks are full they will no longer accept patients.
The doctors and their staff have provided this service to the community on a volunteer basis for the past 29 years. Smiles for Kids also offers 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 generating other related health problems.
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.
Children who meet the program requirements may receive, at no cost, a complete dental exam and
X-rays, as needed. They will have their teeth cleaned, get a fluoride treatment and prescriptions, sealants, orthodontic evaluations, and other emergency dental care as time allows. The doctors, staff and volunteers are honored to be able to give back to the community and make an impact one family at a time.
“Tooth decay is the #1 chronic childhood disease in
America and is
largely preventable. When left
untreated, dental disease is painful and affects a child’s physical, emotional
and social development,” stated Ron Ask, DDS and founder of Jackson Creek
Dental Group. “On this special day our doctors,
staff and volunteers join together with others to help educate families about
oral health and give these kids smiles for life.”
Crucial follow-up treatment may be provided through the Sacramento District Dental Society’s
Adopt-a-Child Orthodontic and Specialty Referral Care Programs. Several
dentists will also be providing these services 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. Amador County
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.
Over 65 children will receive treatment as a result of the 2014 Smile for Kids program. In addition, making sure they all have access to needed follow-up treatment is an essential part of this program. Pictured above is Dwight Simpson, DDS working with one of the Smiles For Kids patients.