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Pella Dentistry Helps ‘Give Kids a Smile’

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 6:25 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Eric Gotschall

The cooperative effort between Marion County Public Health, Pella Family Dentistry and the I-Smile program provided over $7,000 worth of free dental care to area children earlier this month. “Give Kids a Smile” provided a variety of dental services to uninsured children, or those only covered by Medicaid.

Nearly half of the dollar amount of services provided was in preventative care for children, while an additional $1,192 dollars worth of care was for restorative services. A total of 14 dental professionals and three members of Marion County Public Health worked together to make the event on June 18th a success.

A breakdown of the services provided and the costs associated with them is listed below:

Total production $7,011.00

54 sealants
15 exams
13 xrays
15 cleanings
14 fluoride varnishes
7 resin composites
1 cerec crown
1 Crown buildup
1 tooth extraction

Group Dollars

Diagnostic – $585.00
Xray -$540.00
Preventive- $3479.00
Restorative – $1192.00
Posts -$215.00
Crowns -$876.00
Oral surgery – $124.00