“Providence Healthy Smiles,” was created through a multi-year grant from the Oregon Community Foundation aimed at increasing children’s education and access to dental care.

Starting this fall, Mackenna Taylor, the program coordinator for Providence Healthy Smiles, will assist parents in connecting their child with a dental care organization. She will also help navigate the system for annual and/or emergent dental care needs. Taylor will be assisting the OHA during its state sealant days at Clatsop County public schools to provide follow-up with parents or guardians to ensure students receive quality dental services. She can also answer questions prior to sealant day. Free dental sealants will also be available.

Providence Healthy Smiles is primarily funded through a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation and additional support from Providence Seaside Hospital. For more information about Providence Smiles, call, 971-601-0479.

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