San Jose Dentist Announces an American Dental Association Supported Community Event, "Give Kids a Smile"

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Monte Dental Group reveals that they will participate in the national event promoted by the ADA, in which each partaking dentist offers dental education to help their communities.

This campaign is
fabulous, but it is not enough, we need more of them, more volunteer and more
attention from the government to fight the high index of childhood decay.

Family dentist, Dr. Martha Louisana Iturriaga, of Monte Dental Group has announced that the San Jose dentist willl be participating in this year’s “Give Kids a Smile” event. The event will be located at 1000 S. White Road, Suite 210 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and is scheduled for the end of March. Monte Dental Group will provide free screenings for the first one hundred kids and a local grocery store is throwing a barbeque for the first one hundred families that come to the event. They will also have clowns, face painters, a jumper for the kids and their families, along with tables for the kids to color at. Volunteers will educate the parents and kids about oral health, brushing and flossing techniques and ways to prevent and cure this epidemic of childhood decay. The practice will provide educational dental materials, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and like materials donated from Colgate and Henry Schein.

“I grew up right around the corner, here in the heart of the East Side of San Jose. Giving back to the community that gave me my roots is what this event is all about. Ever since my days in high school I have been active in giving back and this neighborhood holds a very special part of my heart, so I could see no better opportunity than this. Dentistry is what I know and I am attached to this cause," says Dr. Iturriaga

Nationally, “Give Kids a Smile” is a one-day volunteer initiative to provide dentistry services to children across the country. Dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and office personnel across the country volunteer their time to help educate their communities about oral hygiene. The ADA reports that for 2012, a total of 1,580 practices nationwide with a total of 9,501 dentists partaking.

"I know there is a huge gap between the parents and the dental professionals. This is a perfect opportunity for the parents and kids to interact in a non intimidating manner all the while gaining knowledge and power over their oral health. This campaign is fabulous, but it is not enough, we need more of them, more volunteer and more attention from the government to fight the high index of childhood decay," says Dr. Iturriaga

The practice recently launched the new website created by dental website design leader, ProSites, Inc. Patients can now access information about providers, educational videos, and other informative content when they visit the website. Some of Monte Dental Group’s services include:

Cosmetic Dentistry
Periodontal Surgery
Root Canals
Sedation Dentistry
Invisalign

About Monte Dental Group:
Monte Dental Group is located in East San Jose and is a bilingual practice that speaks English and Spanish, allowing them to serve many members of the community. Dr. Iturriaga is a member of the following professional associations: American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Jose County Dental Society. They offer family dentistry, Invisalign, and periodontal surgery. For more information about Monte Dental Group, please visit their website at http://www.montedentalgroup.com.

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