Nurse Notes

Give Kids a Smile Day - February 1, 2019 - March 1, 2019

The DuPage County Health Department Dental Program is joining the American Dental Association in the observance of "Give Kids a Smile Day" on February 1 and March 1, 2019.

Free dental screenings will be done by DuPage County Health Department dentists and volunteer dentists from the community. In addition, children will receive oral health education and a free oral healthcare kit.

Regular dental screenings are important to determine oral health problems.

Dental care has been identified as one of the largest unmet health needs among children in the U.S. Pain and suffering associated with untreated dental disease can lead to problems with eating, speaking, and learning. Children in the U.S. miss 51 million hours of school each year due to dental related illnesses.

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