Local Dentist Providing Free Dental Care On February 1

Dr. Elisa Velazquez with some of her patients. (Photo courtesy Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates)

TOMS RIVER – In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month (CDHM), members of Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates will be offering free preventive and emergency dental care and referrals for one whole day for kids 12 and under.

  Local dentist Dr. Elisa Velazquez and her team at Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates will be participating in the one-day program, Give Kids a Smile!, on February 1. Give Kids a Smile is part of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual effort to shine a light on a very common childhood disease: dental decay.

  “Giving back to the community that has supported my practice is so important,” said Dr. Velazquez. “This program, in its 15th year, will touch the lives of so many of NJ’s children who need dental care, but cannot afford it. I am proud to be a part of it,” she said.


  Those 12 and under who participate in the program on Feb. 1 will receive a comprehensive dental exam, dental cleaning, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments, and free dental hygiene materials including toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste.

  The dentists and staff of OPDA are donating their time to help the children of Ocean County, as well as families in Ocean County with NO insurance or with state insurance. OPDA is prepared to treat 100 children during the Give Kids a Smile event.  

  To schedule an appointment, call the office at 732-473-1123 or visit oceanpediatricdental.com.

OPDA is located at 368 Lakehurst Road suite 305 Toms River, NJ.