Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:49
BALTIMORE, MD (February 15, 2011) — Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, according to the U.S. Surgeon General's Office. To raise awareness of the importance of learning good oral care, the National Museum of Dentistry and the University of Maryland Baltimore Dental School invited more than 60 Baltimore City schoolchildren to receive free dental screenings and learn how to take care of their teeth at the National Museum of Dentistry on Friday, February 4, 2011. Kicking off National Children's Health Month, the event was part of Give Kids A Smile, a nationwide program initiated by the American Dental Association to help children gain access to the dental care they need. Dental disease among kids from low-income families is epidemic.