July 11, puts quality dental care within reach of even more previously underserved area residents.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that tooth decay currently affects more than 19 percent of U.S. children aged 2-19—more than any other chronic infectious disease. Untreated pain and infections may lead to developmental problems, such as eating, speaking, playing and learning. It's a problem Indiana statesmen aren't taking lightly.
"Kool Smiles will play an integral role in providing high quality dental care to those who have struggled to gain access to these services," observes Senator Carlin Yoder of Elkhart," Representative Tim Neese is equally enthusiastic. "I welcome Kool Smiles to the Elkhart area and look forward to them helping to improve the health of area residents by provided much needed access to dental services in our community," Neese says.
The office opening is part of Kool Smiles' 2011 access initiative to meet the needs of the underserved dental community across America. "Our expansion into Elkhart provides yet another opportunity for our dentists to reverse the alarming rate of untreated dental cases among families in need," said Dr. Polly Buckey, DDS, MS, a board certified Pediatric Dentist and national spokesperson for Kool Smiles.