MORRIS COUNTY AREA, NJ - Tooth decay is largely treatable, yet 51 million school hours are lost to untreated cavities a year. On Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, dental offices in the area are offering free dental services for children ages 12 and younger as part of the New Jersey program, Give Kids a Smile (GKAS). Visits will include examinations, cleanings, and corrective procedures, such as: extractions and fillings, at no cost to parents. Click HERE for details.

In 2003, The American Dental Association began the "Give Kids a Smile" Program as a way for dentists to provide services to underserved children who may not be able to afford dental treatment. Each year, a day is set aside to provide FREE dental care to children ages 12 and younger in New Jersey.

GKAS, the nation's leading oral health program provides statistics citing tooth decay as the number one chronic childhood disease. According to GKAS, more than one third of all children in the U.S. have no dental insurance. These uninsured children are more than two and a half times less likely to receive dental care than insured children.

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There are several locations in Morris County that are taking appointments. Parents/guardians must make an appointment at a preferred location as soon as possible, since locations fill appointment spaces quickly.

Below is a list of dentists participating in Morris County:

-Molinare Dental Group, LLC, Cedar Knolls – 973-993-1979

-Zufall Health Center, Dover – 973-328-3344

-Tarangelo & Tarangelo, DDS, Florham Park – 973-377-3202

-Dr. Sam Romano, Madison – 973-377-7088

-Krause Comprehensive Dental Care, Montville – 973-334-5556

-Eastern Dental of Parsippany, Morris Plains – 973-292-2550

-Dental Center @ Morristown Medical Center – 973-972-5442

-Dr. Sidney Chonowski, Morristown – 973-538-1100

-Dr. Michael Gruber, Parsippany – 973-428-1515

-First Care Dental Center, Parsippany – 973-882-5005

-Pequannock Vall. Dental Assoc, Pompton Plains – 973-831-0444

-Dr. Michael Armento, Randolph – 973-361-6500

-Pediatric Dental Associates, Randolph – 973-989-7970

 

Click here to see a full list of participating dentists.