Free dental screenings available for Delano children in April | The Delano Disc

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The Delano Union School District is helping the Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network provide drive-through dental screenings in April.

These clinics are free to all Kern County children ages 0-5 and require an appointment. Dental Health Network staff will provide dental screening, fluoride varnish and a toothbrush for each child. They will also provide parents with a signed dental form which is required for children enrolling in kindergarten and transitional kindergarten.

For parents who wish to participate in one of the three dental clinics, please call one of these numbers:

• English: 721-5000, ext. 00146 or 00147

• Español: 721-5000, ext. 81100

For children who need additional dental care, free dental treatments with a pediatric dentist can be scheduled by parents for their children.

The other clinics being held in April will be Wednesday, April 20 at DUSD Student Support Center, 1300 Norwalk St., and Thursday, April 21 at Princeton Street Elementary School, 20th Avenue and Princeton Street (enter from 20th Avenue in front of the Princeton Preschool). Both will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Kern County Children’s Dental Health Network is a program operated by the Kern County School Superintendent and is funded by a First 5 Kern grant.

Mike Bledsoe is the Director of Child Development for the Delano Union School District.

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