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Providing dental care to disadvantaged kids; community gardens

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jul 26, 2012 6:02 PM

Radio Smart Talk for Friday, July 27:

The 2010 Affordable Care Act was designed to reduce the number of uninsured across the nation.  What it didn’t do for the most part is address the millions of Americans who have no dental insurance.

Poor children in particular often go without regular checkups, preventive care and fillings when a tooth is decayed. 

Fortunately, there are organizations offering dental care to children at little or no cost.  St. Joseph’s Health Ministries in Lancaster County is one of them.  Their oral health initiative Brush. Brush. Smile!  provides free dental care to economically disadvantaged children through two buses that are in effect mobile clinics.

On Friday’s Radio Smart Talk, we’ll meet Dr. Robert Russo, the project’s dentist and Sean Reynolds, the president and CEO of St. Joseph Health Ministries.

Also, we’ll explore community gardens with Lisa Sanchez a naturalist with the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department.

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