Local Dentist Gives Underprivileged Kids Something to Smile About
In recognition of National Children’s Dental Health Month (CDHM), Cranford dentist Dr. Kurt Krause will provide one day of free preventive and emergency dental care and, if necessary, make referrals for continuing treatment for children on Friday, February 7 between 8:30am and 5:00pm. The one-day program, Give Kids a Smile! (GKAS), is part of the American Dental Association’s annual push to bring attention to the number one childhood disease: tooth decay. Children will receive a comprehensive dental exam, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments, and free dental hygiene materials including toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste. Other dental treatments can be provided.
“Giving back to the community that has supported my practice is so important,” says Dr. Krause. “This program, in its 12th year, will touch the lives of so many of New Jersey’s children who need oral healthcare but cannot afford it in this economy. I am proud to be a part of it.” Dr. Krause, in practice for more than 10 years, opened his Cranford office, at 118 North Ave West, Suite 101, in 2009.
Last year, more than one million children in the United States received more than $100 million in dental care at more than 4,700 sites nationwide as a result of the GKAS event. In New Jersey, nearly 4,000 children visited 109 sites last February.
For more information, contact Dr. Krause at 908-272-3001 or email [email protected]