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Jackson Creek Dental Group Opens Office for “Smiles for Kids 2013”

added on: January 16, 2013

Liliana Llamas is wearing a big smile after receiving a complete dental exam, X-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment at last year’s Smiles for Kids program.

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 2, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Because of the overwhelming number of children attending this event we will schedule appointments in advance starting January 14th, 2013.  These appointments will be filled on a first-come-first served basis by calling our office at (209) 223-2712.  When the appointment blocks are full we will no longer accept patients.

The doctors and their staff have provided this service to the community on a volunteer basis for the past 28 years.  This is 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, Denti-Cal or Healthy Families (transitioning to Denti-Cal).  A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child throughout the appointment.

Oral health is integral to our overall health.  Untreated dental disease is very painful and affects a child’s physical, emotional and social development.  Tooth decay is the #1 chronic childhood disease in America and is largely preventable.  This Smiles for Kids event is one way we can become part of the solution, and together provide oral health education and give kids a smile at the same time.

Crucial follow-up treatment may be provided through the Sacramento District Dental Society’s Adopt-a-Child Orthodontic and Specialty Referral Care Programs.  Several Amador County 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.

Call Today To Schedule An Appointment!