Johnson, Chair of the Committee on Health, will visit students receiving comprehensive dental care at PS33; Media Program Kicks Off @ 10AM
NYC Council Member Corey Johnson, Chair of the Committee on Health will help "Give Kids a Smile" and stop to visit students receiving free comprehensive dental care from New York University College of Dentistry’s (NYU Dentistry) Mobile Dental Care Program at P.S. 33 on Friday, December 16, 2016, at 10am. Mobile Dental Care Program, as part of its mandate, will be providing complimentary oral screenings and dental education to students at P.S. 33, Chelsea Prep in Manhattan.
“It’s so important for kids to get connected with dental care at this age, and programs like this make it easier than ever,” said Council Member Corey Johnson, Chair of the Committee on Health. “I know the kids and families of P.S. 33 are as excited as I am to welcome the NYU Dental Van to the District, and I thank Dr. Mark Wolff, his team, and the NYU College of Dentistry for offering this outstanding service.”
WHO: NYC Council Member Corey Johnson, Chair of the Committee on Health, NYU Dentistry Mobile Dental Care Program, and the students of P.S. 33
WHAT: “Give Kids a Smile” dental care initiative; photo op with Council Member Johnson and students at P.S. 33
WHEN: Friday, December 16, 2016, at 10am.
WHERE: P.S. 33, Chelsea Prep, 281 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Press Conference 10:00am-11:00am with NYC Council Member Johnson; please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-998-6876
Since 2000, New York University College of Dentistry's (NYU Dentistry) mobile Dental Van Program--Smiling Faces Going Places--has been an important oral health resource for New York City schoolkids, providing quality dental care and education to an average of 2,000 children annually at schools all over the city in partnership with the New York City Council.
During the school year, the mobile dental van program continues to addresses the crisis many low-income children face in accessing quality dental care. The van provides oral health instruction in addition to direct care, such as fluoride treatments and restorations. Low-income children have 60 percent more untreated cavities than their peers at higher socioeconomic levels, making the need to bring dental care into these communities through the van program especially vital.
About NYU College of Dentistry
Founded in 1865, New York University College of Dentistry is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the US, educating more than 8 percent of all dentists. NYU College of Dentistry has a significant global reach with a highly diverse student body. Visit http://dental.nyu.edu for more.