MDA president John Buchheister, D.D.S., seven other dentists and support staff are volunteering their services at Dr. Buchheister's office.
There will be clowns, Warren Police Department D.A.R.E. officers and firefighters from the Warren Fire Department
(with a truck).The anticipated 100 or more participating children will also have the opportunity to write letters to military troops stationed oversees.
On Give Kids a Smile day many volunteering dentists across the state will provide free oral health services, including general screenings, oral hygiene instruction, cleanings, restorative care, and extractions. "There are thousands of disadvantaged children in our community and across Michigan who have only limited access to regular dental care," said John Buchheister, D.D.S., president of the Michigan Dental Association.
"Through the Give Kids a Smile program, we'll be delivering free dental treatment, oral health screenings, education and prevention programs to children who need them most.
"The Give Kids a Smile event is a one-day initiative sponsored by the American Dental Association
to raise awareness of the dental access issue and to provide care to children who would not otherwise receive care," said Buchheister
."Access to oral health care is a problem and children with dental disease are not getting the treatment they need.For every child we care for on that day thousands more will continue to suffer until dental health care becomes a priority funding issue."
Headquartered in Lansing, the Michigan Dental Association
has more than 5,800 members in 26 local dental societies and two dental schools.Since its founding in 1856, the MDA
has sought to educate the public, enhance its members' ability to provide high quality care and to promote the science and art of dentistry.For more information on the Give Kids a Smile program or other MDA initiatives call (800) 589-2632 or log on to www.smilemichigan.com .