Local Madison NJ dentist gives underpriviledged children a reason to smile

Madison, NJ – Local Dentist Dr. Sam Romano, will provide one day of free preventive and emergency 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 (CDHM). The one-day program, called Give Kids a Smile! (GKAS), will take place on Friday, February 4, 2011, and is part of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual push to bring attention to the number one childhood disease, tooth decay.

“Giving back to the community that has supported my practice is so important,” says Dr. Sam Romano. “This program, in its ninth year, will touch the lives of so many of New Jersey’s children who need oral healthcare, but cannot afford it. I am proud to be a part of it,” he said.

Children who come to Dr. Sam Romano’s office on Friday will receive a comprehensive dental exam, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments, and free dental hygiene materials including toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste. The office will also have clowns, face-painting, balloon artists and story tellers. It promises to be a fun-filled day for all children who take part.

Last February, more than one million children in the United States received more than $100 million in dental care at more than 4,700 sites nationwide as a result of the GKAS event. In New Jersey, nearly 4,400 children visited 91 sites last February. For 2011, 103 public sites have been confirmed across New Jersey in addition to several private offices, like Dr. Sam Romano’s.

Dr. Sam Romano has been practicing dentistry for more than 25 years here in Madison. His practice is located at 120 Park Ave, Madison NJ.