EFSC Hosts Free Children’s Dental Health Fair

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first 100 arrivals will receive free T-shirts

The dental programs at Eastern Florida State College are teaming up with local dental professionals to host the 5th Annual Happy Smiles Happy Kids free dental health fair for children under 16 without access to dental insurance. (Shutterstock image)

The dental programs at Eastern Florida State College are teaming up with local dental professionals to host the 5th Annual Happy Smiles Happy Kids free dental health fair for children under 16 without access to dental insurance. (Shutterstock image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The dental programs at Eastern Florida State College are teaming up with local dental professionals to host the 5th Annual Happy Smiles Happy Kids free dental health fair for children under 16 without access to dental insurance.

PEW-180The project was made possible again this year thanks to the generosity of local community leaders Guy and Delores Spearman.

The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health Sciences Center (Building 20, Room 111) on the Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa.

Appointments are not necessary and walk-ins will be accepted.

Free, limited dental care will be provided to those who participate, including basic dental screenings, dental education, fluoride varnish application, sealants for those who qualify and treatment as determined by the dentist.

Dr. Jim Richey

Dr. Jim Richey

“We’re proud to host the event again this year and to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local children,” said Dr. Jim Richey, President of Eastern Florida State College.

“Our dental hygiene and dental assisting programs are two of the best in Florida.”

“We’re pleased to showcase our programs, our students and put a healthy smile on a child’s face,” said Richey.

The first 100 arrivals will receive free T-shirts.

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In addition, free toothbrushes will be available to participants while supplies last and children will enjoy a puppet show while waiting to be seen by the dental professionals.

Additional activities have also been planned, along with prevention education for parents and children.

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ABOVE MAP: The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health Sciences Center (Building 20, Room 111) on the Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa.


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