Family First Health dentists to offer free screenings for kids as part of YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, April 26, 2014
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Family First Health’s dental directors Drs. Joseph and LaJuan Mountain will provide free dental screenings to children as part of the York YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day.
In partnership with Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, the Mountains will set up inside a dental bus outside the YMCA to offer free dental health information, screening and dental care kits to children 1 to 12 years old.
“An early focus on dental health has a lifelong cumulative effect,” LaJuan Mountain said. “When a child has early encounters with a dental professional, it allows for that first visit to be a positive. The focus of the first visit can be placed on educating parents on the prevention of dental problems versus addressing an acute or painful issue.
“Tooth pain can negatively effect a child’s nutrition and cause poor behavior or missed days from school, and it makes them fear anything associated with their teeth. An outreach event like this is another opportunity to increase the community’s awareness of the importance of oral health.”
90 N. Newberry St., York PA
Cori Strathmeyer, Director of Healthy Living, York YMCA
717-843-7884, ext. 269
Family First Health offers dental services in York, Hanover and Gettysburg, providing comprehensive dental care to children with the goal to establish a dental home for all children seen in our medical facilities.
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About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, York Health Corporation, now Family First Health, is a non-profit, federally qualified health center dedicated to providing a broad range of primary health, dental care and social services at its sites on South George Street in York, Hannah Penn Middle School, Lewisberry, Hanover and Gettysburg. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Family First Health offers a reduced fee program for the uninsured and accepts most other health insurances. For more information regarding the programs and services offered through Family First Health, please visit the website at www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla español.