|PHLP student leads free dental clinic in Maine|
|February 23, 2012|
Timothy Oh, DDS, director of the Caring Hands of Maine Dental Center in Ellsworth, Maine, gave families in his community a gift on Feb. 18 when the center offered its annual "Give Kids a Smile Day." The event introduces area children to dental care at no cost to their families, providing full treatment, including restoration and extraction.
Oh is a student in the Public Health Leadership Program at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
"What we're looking to do is provide care for kids who really have difficulty getting care otherwise," Oh said. "So we're looking for families who don't have coverage...who really have limited resources in terms of seeking care for their kids."
The center's staff members also educate children and their families about dental hygiene. "[With] some training on what to do at home every day, we can prevent new problems from happening," Oh said.
|Last updated February 23, 2012|