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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

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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.

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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