Give Kids a Smile Day offers New York City children the opportunity to improve their oral health at no cost to their families.
New York (MMD Newswire) May 2, 2011 -- The doctors and staff of Central Park West Dentistry have announced that on Friday, May 13th, 2011, they will donate their time and services to the community, by hosting Give Kids a Smile Day- a day of free pediatric dental care.
Central Park West Dentistry will perform cleanings, exams, fillings, and extractions at no charge. When asked why their dental office has chosen to undertake such a generous task, Dr. John Lhota, owner of CPW Dentistry, replied: "After 25 years of practicing dentistry in New York, I feel very strongly about giving back to my community."
According to the California Dental Association, the national average out-of-pocket expense for patients has risen to 44 % of total dental care cost, leaving large families with a huge bill twice a year for preventive care*. The average cost of a dental visit in Manhattan is almost twice the national average, leading some to avoidant behavior, which can eventually lead to pain and even more costly procedures. Central Park West Dentistry hopes to offset the rising cost of dental care by offering a day of donated dental services to area families.
Dr. Jennifer Martin, practitioner at CPW Dentistry for the last 7 years, emphasized the importance of pediatric preventive care, stating that "an early foundation of regular professional dental care in a non-threatening environment can help prevent a lifetime of dental problems, phobias, and diseases." By creating a fun, positive experience for these children, the staff of CPW Dentistry hopes to educate and promote good oral health in the surrounding community.
Central Park West Dentistry is a full service dental practice on Manhattan's Upper West Side, specializing in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry for patients of all ages.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Holly Mitchell, Office Manager at (212) 579-8885