Dental disease is the number one childhood disease in this country. An estimated 51-million school hours are lost each year to dental related illness.
BUT – it’s 100-percent preventable!
To address this, HANDS of St. Lucie County’s pediatric dental staff and volunteers visit schools, summer camp programs, and early learning centers to provide screenings, sealants, and referrals of more than 8,000 children annually.
Although children are not treated at the HANDS Clinic, its Pediatric Dental Program offers a collaborative solution to contribute to the oral health of children in St. Lucie County.