EFSC Hosts Free Children’s Dental Health Fair
By Suzanne A. Sparling, Eastern Florida // February 5, 2015
first 100 arrivals will receive free T-shirts
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.
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.
“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.
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.