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Head Start Children Receive Dental Bags For Children’s Dental Health Month

February 28, 2022

The Third District Dental Society in partnership with Wilkes-Barre Volunteers in Medicine donated dental bags for all Luzerne County Head Start preschool children to celebrate February’s National Children’s Dental Health Month. The bag included a toothbrush, toothpaste and 2 flyers about dental care for children.

The Third District Dental Society of the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) was founded in 1930 and is made up of member dentists in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, Pike, Susquehanna, Monroe, Carbon, Columbia, and Wyoming counties. Member dentists and professionals strive to serve the public, improve their health, promote the art and science of dentistry and represent the interests of its members and the people they serve.

Volunteers in Medicine is a non-profit, community based organization developed to help meet the primary health care needs of the working uninsured and the underinsured populations in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

From left to right: Dr. Richard Grossman, trustee, Third District Dental Society; Dr. Irina Melnik, secretary, Third District Dental Society; Darcie Schaffer, manager of dental services, Volunteers in Medicine; Austin Wood, dental assistant, Volunteers in Medicine; Debra Siglin, RN and health specialist, Luzerne County Head Start