Free Dental Clinics Offered During Children’s Dental Health Month

For Immediate Release

February 1, 2017

(INDIANAPOLIS) – February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and the Marion County Public Health Department wants to encourage kids to begin healthy habits by age one. The health department’s Dental Services program is offering special children-only hours at five dental clinic sites in the month of February.

During the visit, children ages 1 to 18 will receive free preventative services, including a dental exam, cleaning, two bitewing x-rays, and a fluoride treatment (age permitting).

Services at these children-only clinics are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis depending on the location. Please contact a specific location directly to make an appointment.

Saturday, February 11
 • 8 a.m.-Noon (Walk-ins and Appointments)

Blackburn Dental Clinic

Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn
2700 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

317-931-4301

Wednesday, February 15 •  
1-4 p.m. (Walk-ins and Appointments)


Northeast District Health Office

Marion County Public Health Department

6042 E. 21st St.
317-221-7397

Saturday February 18
 • 8-10 a.m. (Walk-ins only)
1650 Dental Clinic 

1650 College Ave.


Monday, February 20
 • 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. (Walk-ins or Appointments)

Northeast District Health Office

Marion County Public Health Department

6042 E. 21st St. 

317-221-7397

Monday, February 20 • 
8 a.m.-Noon (Appointments only)


Forest Manor Dental Clinic
Eskenazi health Center Forest Manor

3840 N. Sherman Dr.
317-221-3013

Saturday, February 25 • 
8 a.m.-Noon (Walk-ins or Appointments)


Pecar Dental Clinic

Eskenazi Health Center Pecar
6940 N. Michigan Rd.
317-221-7574



“Good dental health starts at a young age, so it’s important for kids to see a dentist as soon as they have teeth or by age one ,” said Tonya Stewart, D.D.S., director of Dental Services at the Marion County Public Health Department. “Regular check-ups help children develop a healthy smile, and adults play a significant role in establishing these early habits.

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Healthy tips include brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, eating nutritious foods, limiting the intake of sugary carbonated and acidic drinks, visiting the dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings, and wearing a mouth guard during sports.



For more information on these free dental clinics for children in February, or other dental outreach programs of the Marion County Public Health Department, please contact Dental Services at 317-221-2329.

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Media Contact:
Curt Brantingham 
Media/Public Information Coordinator 
317-221-2316 (o) │ 317-525-7450 (c)

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