Children's health fair will provide free dental care
Children who need dental care, immunizations or screenings can get free help at a children's health fair on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Reynolds Middle School.
The Multnomah Dental Society will hold its annual Free Children's Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 10. In addiiton to dental and health services, there will be food, entertainment and prizes.
The school, 1200 N.E. 201st Ave., Fairview, will be fill with booths providing free services including dental, vision and hearing screenings, immunizations, dental treatment in mobile dental units at the school. Kids and their families can get instructions on how to properly take care of their teeth.
Volunteers in booths will provide information on health care topics for the entire family. There will be nutition and diabetes information. Children can get screened for lead poisoning.
Safety is important to health and families can get information on fire safety, car seat safety and bike safety. There will be a limited number of free bike helmets.
Parents interested in enrolling their children in Head Start will find informaiton at the fair.
Food will be provided. Each child will receive a bag containing a toothbrush and toothpaste and information on taking care of their teeth.
The fair is being held as part of the American Dental Association's nationwide program, Give Kids A Smile.
The objective of the program is to mobilize the nation's dentists during the month of February, National Children's Dental Health Month, to provide free oral health care services to thousands of low-income children.
For more information call the Multnomah Dental Society at 503-513-5010.