Feature Story Monday, April 20, 2015
And They Smiled
Local dentist reaches out to Chilliwack's less fortunate
By Julia Croll, Dental Corp/Photos submitted
Promontory Dental Centre participated in the The Give Back, Smile Back initiative that saw them treat 3 adults and 3 kids last week.
e have a partner dental practice in Chilliwack, Promontory Dental Centre, that opened their office Wednesday, April 15th, to support of National Oral Health Month, which occurs each April, for an initiative called Give Back Smile Back.
Giving back with dental services and education is a great way to
raise awareness on oral health issues, but it also helps to
spotlight the issue within local media.
"The kind gesture made by Promontory Dental to provide Ann Davis
Clients dental work is so appreciated by our organization,"
executive director Patti MacAhonic. "What I do know, is that in our Community, there are many
working poor with children and no benefits, so dental work
really makes a significant difference for these families."
A Canadian Health Measures Survey reported that 57 per cent of
Canadian children six to 11 years of age have had a cavity.
Decay rates are also increasing among children two to four years
of age. Prevention of this comes in the form of quality
education to children and parents on good oral health habits.
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