Free dental care at Montclair Hospital: “Give the kids a smile” event


MONTCLAIR, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair will participate in the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids a Smile” program on Friday, February 4, to provide free dental care to children 12 and under.

According to Mountainside Medical Center, the program teaches children from an early age that preventative care helps keep you healthy and contributes to overall physical and emotional well-being. The recommended starting age for dental visits is around the first birthday or within six months of a baby’s first tooth appearing.

The Mountainside Dental Clinic is located on the hospital campus at One Bay Avenue, Montclair, 3rd Floor. Prior appointments are required. For more information and to schedule, call (973) 429-6887.

“Nearly one in four children under the age of five already have cavities,” said Aneta Wojcik, director of the division of dentistry at Mountainside Medical Center.

“Preventive care, especially during these trying times, is essential to maintaining good dental and overall health,” Wojcik said. “Regular visits to the dental office set the stage for a lifetime of good dental health. Learning to plan and meet dental needs in a timely manner prevents premature tooth loss and unnecessary distress.”

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