Church Street

March 10, 2011
Center's screenings, education part of Healthy Child, Happy Smile Day campaign, a month-long, nationwide initiative aimed at tooth decay prevention and oral health education.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee--Church Street Health Management has announced that more than 16,000 children nationwide received free dental screenings or oral health education during National Children’s Dental Health Month in February 2011.

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Free screenings and community events were held throughout the month by caregivers from CSHM’s associated network of more than 70 dental clinics in 22 states across the country as part of the company’s Healthy Child, Happy Smile Day.

“Every day we see the impact that dental disease has on children and families,” said Michael G. Lindley, chairman and CEO of CSHM.

“Unfortunately, tooth decay adversely affects children and families from low-income populations for a variety of reasons--the most dramatic being a lack of access to care. At CSHM associated centers, we strive to provide children and families with a lifelong dental home where they can get everything from preventative education to restorative treatment and advanced care such as orthodontics.”

Now in its third year, Healthy Child, Happy Smile Day and supporting community outreach initiatives focus on providing free dental screenings, as well educating children and parents about brushing and flossing, good nutrition habits, and the importance of regular dental visits.

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