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POSTED: January 3, 2009 5:00 a.m.
Help a Child Smile will visit the Liberty County Division of Family and Children Services at 9 a.m. this coming Tuesday.
The mobile dental care unit offers care to children who have limited or no access to oral health care. Of new patients, more than 50 percent have never been treated by a dentist. By featuring mobile units, Help a Child Smile is able to operate in areas where a traditional dental practice would not be affordable. Help a Child Smile accepts most insurance, including Medicaid for those ages 4- 20 and PeachCare for those ages 4-18.
Founded by Dr. Mark Shurett and his associates in 1993 after 14 years of family practice, Help a Child Smile, unlike many mobile dental programs, provides comprehensive dental care including x-rays, fluoride treatment, sealants, comprehensive exams and cavity treatment using composite materials.
The mobile unit that will visit Liberty County is identical to the one in Shurett’s family practice in Conyers.
Each full service dental office is staffed with one licensed dentist, one certified hygienist, two assistants, one mobile manager and one X-ray technician. For an appointment, call the local Division of Family and Children Services or call Help a Child Smile at 1-800-770-0388.
 

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