Free Dental Care For Ocean County Children To Give Kids A Smile

Photo courtesy Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates

  TOMS RIVER – Local dentists, Dr. Elisa Velazquez and Dr. Matt Sones from Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates, will provide one day of free preventive and emergency pediatric dental care and, if necessary, make referrals for continuing treatment for children ages 12 and under as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

  The one-day program, called Give Kids a Smile! (GKAS), will take place on February 3 and is part of the American Dental Association’s annual push to bring attention to the number one childhood disease, tooth decay. Dental decay is more common than common childhood diseases including asthma.

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

Photo courtesy Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates

  Children who come to Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates (OPDA) for the program 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. 

  Helping families in Ocean County with no insurance or with state insurance is the goal of Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates. 

  Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates has three locations (Toms River, Manahawkin, and Cream Ridge) and the board-certified pediatric dentists provide comprehensive pediatric dental care, sedation dentistry, orthodontics, Invisalign and special needs dentistry for all kids.

  The site for Give Kids A Smile is 368 Lakehurst Road suite 305 Toms River. Contact the office at 732-473-1123 to schedule an appointment and visit for information on all our services.