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Board of Health Gets an Early Start on National Children’s Dental Health Month

     February was National Children’s Dental Health Month and the DeKalb County Board of Health got an early start on the observation this year. On January 29th, the agency kicked off the observation by providing dental services to Avondale Elementary School students already diagnosed with dental problems.  The students received services at the DeKalb County Board of Health’s T. O. Vinson Health Center.  A grant from the Delta Dental Insurance Company provided transportation for the students to and from the clinic.
     On February 5th Georgia Perimeter College’s dental hygiene students provided oral health education, cleanings and sealants to first through third graders at Hightower Elementary School, then on February 19th funded by a grant from Delta Dental Insurance Company, the State Oral Health Office partnered with the DeKalb Board of Health to hold a special sealant and varnish clinic for the whole school.
     The Dental Program also distributed oral health products to the students at Indian Creek Elementary and DeKalb County Board of Health’s North DeKalb Health Center.  The product distribution was part of the American Dental Association Foundation’s “Give Kids a Smile” program. 
For more information, please read the full press release here.