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RCBC hosts day of free dental care for children in new Health Sciences Center on Feb. 2

Give Kids A Smile
Rowan College at Burlington County will host its 14thannual “Give Kids a Smile” day on Friday, Feb. 2 in its new state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center at the Mount Laurel Campus.

Give Kids A Smile is a one-day program that provides free dental care to children in need. It is part of the American Dental Association’s national effort to bring attention to the number one childhood disease, tooth decay.

“Rowan College at Burlington County’s top-ranked dental hygiene program takes the lead on organizing Give Kids A Smile day every year to help those who otherwise may not have access to oral health care in our community,” said Rowan College at Burlington County Acting President Michael Cioce. “The important event has helped more than 2,000 children in the community to date and puts them on a path to a life of good oral health.”

Children, ages 12 and younger, are eligible to receive free preventive and emergency dental care, including cleanings, fillings, x-rays, and extractions. RCBC will also be providing entertainment. There will be face painters, seeing eye puppies in training and characters like the tooth fairy. 

“RCBC’s Give Kids A Smile program addresses a serious health concern in a kid-friendly way and helps children create positive associations with the dentist,” said Linda Hecker, RCBC’s Director of Dental Hygiene. “We are looking forward to hosting it at our new Mount Laurel location this year and continuing our tradition of building a healthier community.”

Those interested in making an appointment for their child are encouraged to call as soon as possible. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 856-291-4215.

The RCBC Dental Hygiene Center is located in the Mount Laurel Campus’ new Health Sciences Center at 1000 College Circle.

About Give Kids A Smile Day
The New Jersey Give Kids A Smile program is managed by the New Jersey Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Assistants Association, and the New Jersey Dental Hygienists' Association and is supported by Colgate, Henry Schein Dental, Delta Dental of NJ and private donations. RCBC’s program is supported in part by Virtua. Nationally, it is supported by the American Dental Association, Henry Schein, Inc. and Colgate. More information on the “Give Kids A Smile!” program can be found at njda.org.