Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center will participate in the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids a Smile” program on two dates this year, Friday, February 3 and 24, to provide free dental care for children 12 years old and younger.
“Regular visits to the dental office set the stage for a lifetime of good dental hygiene,” said Aneta Wojcik, D.D.S., director of Mountainside Medical Center’s Division of Dentistry.
“‘The Give Kids a Smile’ program is designed to provide free dental care to children who might otherwise be underserved due to financial constraints. Mountainside Medical Center is happy to participate in this initiative every year providing care to those in need of treatment.”
Nearly one in four children under the age of five already has cavities. This program teaches children at a young age that preventive care helps you stay healthy and adds to overall physical and emotional well-being. The recommended starting age for dental visits is around the first birthday or within six months of when a baby’s first tooth comes in.
The Mountainside Dental Department is located on the hospital campus at One Bay Avenue, Montclair, 3rd Floor. Advance appointments are required. For further information and scheduling, please call (973) 429-6887.