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RITA A. LEONARD - Before attending the Childrens Health Fair in mid-April, Carl, 7; Emmy, 9; Allison, 7; and Emma, 6, gave a smile for THE BEE. The Multnomah Dental Society presented a free Children's Health Fair on Saturday, April 16, at Sacred Heart Church's Fellowship Hall on S.E. 11th Avenue, with two mobile dental vans, each with two chairs, operated by local dentist volunteers.

Offered were free dental and fluoride treatments for children, as well as dental and vision screenings. The kid-friendly 'Tooth Taxi' operated by Medical Teams International was also there.

A free lunch was provided for everyone present, along with raffle prizes, entertainment, and a coloring table for kids.

In addition to the Multnomah Dental Society, the health fair was also sponsored by the OHSU School of Dentistry, Columbia Bank, and the Henry Schein Supply Company, which donated all the supplies. According to Laurra Mattsen from M.D.S., 2022 is the twentieth anniversary of the "Give Kids a Smile" program offered by the American Dental Association.


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