Virginia Garcia to Celebrate Children's Dental Health Month With “Baby Days”

During the month of February, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center will be celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month by inviting new parents to participate in the monthly Baby Days program.

Virginia Garcia has become a leader in providing dental services to pregnant women and advancing early childhood hygiene and disease prevention in Oregon. The community health center offers comprehensive dental care to children up to age 21, both insured and uninsured, with the goal to establish a dental home for all children seen in our medical clinics.

“Children’s teeth are meant to last a lifetime,” said Virginia Garcia Dental Director Lisa Bozzetti. “With proper care, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits, their teeth can remain healthy and strong. Baby Days at Virginia Garcia provide an opportunity for parents to be directly involved with their children’s health and take action to prevent tooth decay.”

Baby Days

Baby Days are an opportunity for parents to actively participate in their children's dental health. Infants receive a comprehensive dental exam and parents participate in conference-style groups to learn about good oral hygiene practices for themselves and their infants as well as tips for baby bottle cavity prevention and nutrition. Locating dental care, even for a day, at the medical clinic is helping to build the bridge between dental and medical coverage. Baby Days began as a program of the Multnomah County Health Department and have since expanded to Virginia Garcia and other clinics across Oregon. 

If someone from your media outlet would like to attend Baby Day, please contact Mike Westling at [email protected] or (503) 498-8161.

Hillsboro Baby Day

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 5-7PM

Location

Virginia Garcia Hillsboro Medical Clinic 
226 SE 8th Avenue
Hillsboro

Conference Room

Future Dates

Second Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm

 

Cornelius Baby Day

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 5-7PM

Location
Virginia Garcia Cornelius Wellness Center
1151 N. Adair St
Cornelius

Conference Room

Future Dates

Second Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm

 

McMinnville Baby Day

No Baby Day in February

Location

Virginia Garcia McMinnville Clinic
115 N.E. May Lane
McMinnville

Conference Room

Future Dates

Second Monday of each month from 7-8 PM

 

About Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center provides high quality, comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary health care with a special emphasis on those with barriers to receiving health care. Since its founding 38 years ago, Virginia Garcia has grown from a grassroots volunteer-run clinic into a full service health care home serving Washington and Yamhill Counties. Today, Virginia Garcia employs over 350 people, has a budget of more than $36 million, and serves nearly 36,000 patients at four primary care clinics, three dental clinics, four school-based health centers and a mobile outreach clinic.

Visit http://www.virginiagarcia.org/programs/dental.html for more information on the dental services offered by Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.

 

 

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