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Giving Kids a Smile

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Meet Nicholas, one of Advance Community Health’s patients at Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, February 5, 2016. His mom, Nakisha, says, “We don’t have dental insurance, so I wanted to make sure I took advantage of this opportunity.” Including Nicholas, Advance Community Health provided free dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays to children in its new ten operatory dental center located in Southeast Raleigh. All of these children lacked dental insurance and for many of them, this was their first time ever going to the dentist. Our lead dentist, Dr. Shelly Rickert said, “Dental healthcare is so important, especially for kids. You can catch the problems early while they’re still small.” 
 
Year-round, Advance Community Health’s Dental Center offers access to Dental healthcare regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. For those without insurance, we operate on a sliding-fee scale that is dependent on the patient’s income. If your child needs Dental healthcare, please call (919) 250-2930 to make an appointment.
Janelle Shumate, MD

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Janelle Shumate, MD