By Chase Rheam
STILLWATER, Okla. —
The Oklahoma Dental Association is beginning a program to provide free dental screenings to elementary school children before they return to school this fall.
Select dentists in Stillwater and surrounding areas will take part Wednesday. In Cushing, Rebecca Davis D.D.S. will participate and in Stillwater, Shannon Williams D.D.S. with Ocean Dental.
“We just wanted to encourage parents to be proactive in getting their children ready for school,” said ODA Communications Manager Chelsea Canada. “There are some shocking statistics that we want to make parents aware of.”
To participate, elementary age children are encouraged to set up an appointment with Davis or Williams.
“I think that people, a lot of times, think about their health but don’t think about how their teeth can affect their health,” Williams said.
Williams said having adequate dental or oral health care helps children in their speech, nutrition and self-esteem.
No dental records or papers will be required. The screening is free.
For more information, call Williams of Ocean Dental at 405-377-7300 or Davis of Davis Dental Studio at 918-225-1356.