Cranford dentist Dr. Kurt Krause, will provide one day of free preventive and emergency dental care and, if necessary, make referrals for continuing treatment for children as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month (CDHM).
The one-day program, called Give Kids a Smile! (GKAS) will take place on Friday, Feb. 1st, 2013, between 8:30a.m. and 5p.m., and is part of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual push to bring attention to the number one childhood disease, tooth decay.
“Giving back to the community that has supported my practice is so important,” said Krause. “This program, in its 11th year, will touch the lives of so many of New Jersey’s children who need oral healthcare, but cannot afford it in this economy. I am proud to be a part of it,” he said.
Children who come to Krause’s office on Friday will receive a comprehensive dental exam, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments, and free dental hygiene materials including toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste. As indicated, dental treatments can be provided.
Last February, more than one million children in the United States received more than $100 million in dental care at more than 4,700 sites nationwide as a result of the GKAS event. In New Jersey, nearly 4,000 children visited 109 sites last February.
For 2012, nearly 100 sites have been confirmed across New Jersey including private offices, like Krause’s. He has been practicing dentistry for more than 10 years. His Cranford practice, started in 2009, is located at 118 North Ave West Suite 101.
Editor's Note: This article is a press release from Dr. Kurt Krause.