Thanks to the amazing dental community in Bellingham who came together for a full day of donated dental care for kids on our 10th annual Sealant Day, Feb. 22, at Interfaith Dental Clinic. Seventy-six patients received free preventive care including checkups, cleanings, sealants and fluoride treatments, which would have cost patients over $19,000 total. The tooth fairy was present to educate and entertain smiling kids. Dentists provided further donated care in their own offices later to complete their needs.
Kids without tooth decay sleep and eat better and are more able to focus at school. We are grateful to The Bellingham Herald for announcing this event so needy families were informed of this opportunity. Interfaith loaned its clinic and support staff, radio stations announced the event, local businesses advertised on reader boards, and others donated money for supplies. We have an amazingly generous caring community!
-Nona Groesbeck of Bellingham, via Letters to the Editor
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