Newswise – MONTCLAIR, New Jersey., [January 17, 2022] — Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center 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.
“Almost one in four children under the age of five already has cavities,” said Aneta Wojcik, DDS, director of the division of dentistry at Mountainside Medical Center. “Preventive care, especially in these difficult times, is essential to maintaining good dental and general health. Regular visits to the dental office set the stage for a lifetime of good dental hygiene. Learning to schedule and respond to dental needs in a timely manner avoids premature tooth loss and unnecessary distress.
This program teaches children at a young age that preventative care helps you stay 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 Stage. Prior appointments are required. For more information and to schedule, please call (973) 429-6887.
About Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center
Mountainside Medical Center has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891. The hospital provides patients with immediate access to innovative and effective treatment alternatives at specialized centers within the hospital that focus on imaging, health women, cancer care, surgery, obesity, stroke. and chronic kidney disease. Mountainside Medical Center is a primary stroke center designated by the NJ State Department of Health and Aged Services and is one of the few community hospitals licensed by the state to perform cardiac angioplasty in ’emergency. To learn more about Mountainside Medical Center, visit www.mountainsidehosp.com.