Waukesha Give Kids a Smile Event Participation
Bayer & Fahl Dentistry is honored to announce that they will once again be sponsoring the annual Waukesha Give Kids A Smile ® event on Friday, February 6th and February13th, 2015. Dr. Bernhard Bayer and Dr. Joseph Fahl, and other local dentists will be donating their dental services to provide free dental care to approximately 40 under served and homeless children from Waukesha County.
The free dental care program is part of the 4th annual Give Kids a Smile event at the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic. The Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic provides free dental care to local children who desperately need it. Give Kids A Smile is part of the National Children’s Dental Health Month initiative.
What is Give Kids a Smile?
The Waukesha Give Kids A Smile program initially began as a one-day event in February, 2003 but has since grown to local and national events year-round. The American Dental Association began the Give Kids A Smile program as a way for dentists to join with others in the community to provide dental services to under-served children. Across the nation, local dentists and dental staff volunteer their time and services by providing screenings, treatments and education to children. Each year, approximately 350,000 children benefit from more than 1,500 events, all because of the efforts of 40,000 or more annual volunteers.
The Need for Give Kids A Smile
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in four children aged two to 11 years old has untreated cavities in their baby teeth. Many children enrolled in Medicaid receive no dental services throughout the year. Give Kids a Smile is held annually to:
- Provide free, easily accessible dental services to qualifying individuals.
- Raise awareness of the epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring locally and nationally
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