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Free dental checkups for Pinellas students

18

February

Pinellas children can receive free dental checkups and at six locations throughout the county on Friday. Just get them in the car by telling them you’re going to Disney.

Give Kids A Smile, a nonprofit organization of the American Dental Association, will be offering the screenings and cleanings for Pinellas schoolchildren in kindergarten through the fifth grade. The free checkup includes two X-rays, a cleaning, sealants and a fluoride treatment. If the dentist finds cavities, a follow-up appointment for fillings can be made for March 15.

Interested parents should contact their school’s nurse or social worker to see if their children qualify. Some schools will offer free transportation.

The six sites for Friday’s cleanings:

  • Community Health Centers of Pinellas at Johnnie Ruth Clarke, 1344 22nd Street SSt Petersburg
  • The Dental Office of Dunedin1044 Belcher RoadDunedin
  • Pinellas County Health Department, Mid County Center8751 Ulmerton RoadLargo
  • Pinellas County Health Department, Largo Center12420 130th Ave. NLargo
  • Pinellas County Health Department, St. Petersburg Center205 Dr. M. L. King St. NSt. Petersburg
  • Pinellas County Health Department, Clearwater Center310 N Myrtle Ave.Clearwater

[Last modified: Monday, February 18, 2013 11:47am]

    

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