Thursday, July 19, 2012

Former U.S. Surgeon General Warns of Persistent Oral Health Crisis

Twelve years after issuing a landmark report that offered a framework for improving access to oral health, former Surgeon General David Satcher said that profound oral health problems still exist for large portions of the population and issued a renewed call for action to expand access to oral health care. In a speech in Atlanta today at a Morehouse School of Medicine conference, Satcher said: "We now have an opportunity to dramatically increase coverage. But adding dental benefits will not translate into access to care if we do not have providers in place to offer treatment." Click here to see coverage of Satcher's remarks.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Free Dental Screenings at Small Smiles of Macon

In recognition of National Children's Dental Health Month, Small Smiles of Macon offered free dental screenings.

The local NBC affiliate attended the event and some footage aired on their evening news!

Watch the clip here!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Op/Ed: Greater-Manchester Area a Leader in Children's Oral Health Care

Recently, the President of the New Hampshire Dental Society published an op/ed in which he highlights the success of area dentists in promoting children's oral health. He writes:

Organizations such as Catholic Medical Center, Easter Seals New Hampshire, Small Smiles Dental Centers, which provides dental care to children in underserved and low-income communities, and the City of Manchester Health Department joined with area schools to raise the level of awareness on the importance of good oral hygiene and good nutrition for children. They implemented care coordination to make sure kids used the services that are available to them.

Click here to read the rest of the article!

Texas Smiles of San Antonio Offers Free Dental Screenings

Earlier this week, Texas Smiles of San Antonio opened their doors for free dental screenings in recognition of National Children's Dental Health Month.

ABC in San Antonio visited the center and talked to parents about why the free screenings were so important. Click here to watch the news clip!

Small Smiles of Savannah Offers Free Dental Care for Kids

Recently, Small Smiles of Savannah offered free dental care for kids in recognition of National Children's Dental Health Month.

Watch this clip to hear Dr. Todd Bjur, lead dentist at Small Smiles of Savannah, talk about why its important for kids to visit the dentist and have a regular oral health routine!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Small Smiles of Myrtle Beach Offer Free Dental Screenings to Celebration Children's Dental Health Month

Small Smiles of Myrtle Beach offered free dental screenings to local kids last week in recognition of Children's Dental Health Month.

NBC in Myrtle Beach came out to the free screenings and a story appeared on their evening news. Watch the story here!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Small Smiles of Oxon Hill helped make a family's Thanksgiving even more special this year by collecting and donating all of the trimmings for their holiday meal!