NYUCD Team in Costume Dress for Halloween to Provide Sealants for Students

New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) is partnering with Oral Health America to launch a new, in-school program, “Smiles Across America,” (SAA) on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 (Halloween), at PS 130, 143 Baxter Street in Manhattan, beginning at 11 am. In recognition of Halloween, the NYUCD team providing sealants to PS 130 youngsters will be in costume. City Council members and officials from the NYC Health Department are expected to attend the program launch.

  • WHAT: NYUCD goes to PS 130 to provide sealants to the school children; NYUCD team in Halloween costume for the occasion
  • WHERE: PS 130, 143 Baxter Street in Manhattan
  • WHEN: October 31, 2006 at 11am
  • WHO: NYUCD though a grant from Oral Health America with support from Ronald McDonald House Charities® and Trident®.

Media interested in covering this event should call Christopher James at 212.998.6876 or christopher.james@nyu.edu

Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in America. In New York City, where only 12 percent of children are reported to have sealants compared to 30 percent upstate, the need is especially critical. Thanks to a grant from Oral Health America, NYUCD will “adopt” six local public schools each year and will provide sealants to more than 700 medically underserved children in these schools.

SAA, Oral Health America’s newest initiative, responds directly to the messages of the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health in America (2000) and the Call to Action to Promote Oral Health in America (2003), by linking local governments, businesses, and funders with care providers and schools to help fight untreated oral disease. The program includes communications and marketing strategies to underscore the message that oral health is critical to overall health. The program is made possible through the support of Ronald McDonald House Charities® and Trident®.

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