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Digest

Free dental care for qualified children

By TIMES WIRES
Published February 6, 2007


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COUNTYWIDE

As part of its fifth annual Give Kids a Smile program in February, the Pinellas County Dental Association hopes to screen and treat more than 400 Pinellas children ages 3 to 18 who otherwise would be unable to receive dental care.

To be eligible for the free dental care, the child must be Medicaid-eligible, but without a dental provider. The parent or guardian must fill out paperwork authorizing dental treatment and must take the child to the nearest clinic for an appointment.

On Friday every child participating in the program will be seen for a screening, X-rays, a cleaning and sealants if needed.

On Saturday any children needing treatment will return to the clinic for fillings and extractions.

Parents can check to ensure their children are eligible and can make an appointment by calling (727) 210-4222.

Appointments for care are limited.

COUNTYWIDE

African-American heritage in spotlight

The eighth annual Florida African-American Heritage Celebration is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24, at Heritage Village, the Gulf Coast Museum of Art and the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo .

For more information, call (727) 588-6342 or visit the event's Web page at www.pinellascounty.org/unity.htm.

Admission is free.

[Last modified February 5, 2007, 21:48:00]


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