Pasadena-Altadena Links to Host Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Van at Washington Elementary STEM Magnet School

Published : Sunday, March 11, 2018 | 4:58 AM

Mobile Dental Van

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The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links Incorporated, will host the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures van when it visits Washington Elementary STEM Magnet School in Pasadena, CA on Thursday March 29, 2018. The event is an effort to increase children’s oral health
awareness.

The Colgate van visits more than 1,000 cities and towns each year, reaching more than 10 million children with free dental screenings and oral health education. The chapter is excited to help extend bright smiles to approximately 300 Washington Elementary STEM School students who will receive a dental screening while learning the proper way of brushing, flossing, and nutrition, which will help them keep their teeth and gums healthy for a bright future. Following the screening, each child will receive a dental care kit containing a personal “dental report card” and toothbrush/toothpaste. The children will be provided with dental referrals to dentists willing to provide services for free and/or at nominal costs, helping them continue healthy habits, build self-esteem and have a foundation for success.

The event is part of the chapter’s Health and Human Services program. The mission of the Health and Human Services is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health advocacy, and optimal utilization of health resources. For over 50 years, the chapter has served the Pasadena-Altadena community with programs focused on cultural, educational and civic affairs. To learn more about the chapter please visit www.pasadenaltadenalinksinc.org

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 14,000 professional women of color in 274 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Chartered in 1963, the Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links has served the community for over 50 years with programs focused on cultural, educational and civic affairs.

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