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Free Dental Services For Low Income Kids

Community Action Partnership Sonoma County (CAPSC) is pleased to announce the 13th annual GIVE KIDS A SMILE event. As a result of CAPSC’s dental programs and their community partners, more than 9,400 children have received preventive dental services. 

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and in Sonoma County on February 3rd and 4th, more than 220 dental professionals will provide free dental services to more than 450 children from struggling and low-income families, at 11 sites countywide.  It’s all part of the 13th annual Give Kids A Smile event, which offers dental exams, kindergarten screenings, cleanings, fluoride applications and, if needed, same day treatment of painful cavities.    

Dental volunteers of the Redwood Empire Dental Society and the Redwood Empire Dental Hygienists Society are working to increase access for low-income children to critically needed dental care and promote greater public awareness of this serious health issue.  The 13th annual celebration Give Kids A Smile Event, coordinated by Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County, helps prepare children for a healthier start to a smarter tomorrow.

Things Parents Can do To Keep Their Child’s Teeth Healthy:

  • Children should see a dentist no later than their first birthday.  
  • Help your children brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Help your children floss once a day.
  • Provide healthy food and drink options to your children that are low in sugar.
  • Visit a dentist regularly to address any tooth decay before it develops into greater health issues. 

About Community Action Partnership Sonoma County

Community Action Partnership Sonoma County (CAPSC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, is dedicated to creating a safer, healthier and more prosperous County through proven programs in education, health & housing services.,  & financial literacy curriculum along with other asset building initiatives. CAP Sonoma provides direct services and touches the lives of over 8,000 people in the County annually.  Established in Sonoma County and operating for almost 50 years, CAPSC provides programs to help hardworking people get on their feet.  CAPSC can be reached by calling  (707)544‐6911 or visiting the website at www.capsonoma.org

For Inquiries About Give Kids A Smile Day, please contact:

Contact: Cory Spencer
Event Chairperson
Community Action partnership of Sonoma County
Phone: (707) 544-6911 ext 1083
Email:  scooper@capsonoma.org
Web: capsonoma.org/givekidsasmile