Tuesday, October 11, 2016

PS4 Students Smile

Students wait in the PTA room that was transformed into a dental clinic.

With support from Dr. Beth Posner, Director of Educational Partnerships at Smile NY (Mobile Dentists), our school was approved by the State to receive Dental Services beginning with dental clinics!  What better way for our students to start the new school year than with a dental visit to at PS4! 

Smile New York Mobile Dental Programs focus is on elementary schools with a free and reduced lunch percent of about 80% or higher.  There is no cost to schools or to families!  All children are seen, regardless of ability to pay.  A team of licensed professionals set up a clinic in our PTA room and saw nearly 70 students from Pre-K to 2nd grade!  Students received dental cleaning, exam, X-rays when needed, fluoride treatment and sealants and an oral health report card so families knew the health of their children.

Special thanks to Nicole Tatro, School Relationship Manager at Smile NY Outreach and her team of dental hygienist that made sure our students left with great smiles.  For more information about the program, click here or contact Denise Nunez, Parent Coordinator.

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