BY KARINA CASTILLO
The Queens County Dental Society will partner with the Tzu-Chi Foundation to provide free dental services to children at Pomonok’s P.S. 201 on February 24 2016.
From 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., 250 children will receive free dental oral screenings, oral hygiene and oral hygiene kits. Those who cannot afford afford but are determined to be in need of dental treatment will be referred to volunteer dentists for free dental care. Treatment will not be given to children who have coverage or who can afford the cost of dental care.
Dentists participating in the American Dental Association’s National “Give Kids a Smile” program have the opportunity to provide underprivileged children necessary dental services.
“Children who don’t see a dentist are more likely to miss school because of infected teeth and gums.” said Dr. Eric Huang, President of the Queens County Dental Society.
Queens Dental Society’s “Give Kids a Smile” program will continue to provide screenings in the coming months, including P.S. 19 in Corona this April and P.S. 13 in Elmhurst this June.