Special Clinics Offered during Children’s Dental Health Month

For Immediate Release
January 29, 2018

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Good dental health starts at a young age, and the Marion County Public Health Department is promoting this by hosting special dental clinics in February during National Children’s Dental Health Month.

The health department’s Dental Services program is offering children-only clinics at four of its dental sites in Marion County.

During the visit, children ages 1 to 18 will receive preventative services, including a dental exam, cleaning, two bitewing x-rays, and a fluoride treatment (age permitting). All fees for the visit are waived for children who are not covered by insurance.

Services on these days are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Families should arrive at the clinic no later than 10 a.m.

Saturday, February 10 • 8 a.m.-Noon
1650 Dental Clinic  
1650 N. College Ave.

Saturday, February 17 • 8 a.m.-Noon
Blackburn Dental Clinic  
2700 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St.

Saturday, February 17 • 8 a.m.-Noon
Pecar Dental Clinic
6940 N. Michigan Rd

Saturday, February 24 • 8 a.m.-Noon
Forest Manor Dental  
3840 N. Sherman Dr.

“Tooth decay is a common health issue with children and is often highly preventable,” said Tonya Stewart, D.D.S., director of Dental Services at the Marion County Public Health Department. “Children should see a dentist by age one, then get regular check-ups. Adults play an important role in establishing healthy dental habits in kids.”

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 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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