MONTCLAIR, NJ –Mountainside Medical Center will participate in the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids a Smile” program on Friday, February 2, providing free dental care by appointment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children 12 years old and younger. 

“Our dentists and other dental team members are among more than 40,000 nationwide who are joining forces for an event that’s dedicated to reaching children who might otherwise be underserved due to financial constraints,” said Mary Voytus, D.D.S., director of Mountainside Medical Center’s Division of Dentistry. “Childhood dental care can significantly impact a youngster’s overall physical and emotional well-being, as well as set the stage for a lifetime of good dental hygiene, so we’re happy to donate our professional services to treat local boys and girls.” 

“The recommended starting age for dental visits is around the first birthday or within six months of when a baby’s first tooth comes in,” Dr. Voytus said. “At Mountainside Medical Center, we’re equipped to treat these young patients and educate parents about dental hygiene.” 

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The Dental Clinic is located on the hospital campus at One Bay Avenue, Montclair, 3rd Floor.  Advance appointments are required. For further information and scheduling, please call (973) 429-6888.

About Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center

Mountainside Medical Center has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891. The hospital provides patients immediate access to innovative and effective treatment alternatives at specialized centers within the hospital that focus on imaging, women’s health, cancer care, surgery, obesity, stroke and chronic kidney disease. Mountainside Medical Center is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the NJ State Department of Health and Senior Services and is one of only a few community hospitals licensed by the State to perform emergency cardiac angioplasty. To learn more about Mountainside Medical Center visit www.mountainsidehosp.com.