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LA Healthcare Provider Unveils Largest Mobile Dental Clinic In The US – Offers Free Dental Screenings To LA Children Feb 1.
This Addition to QueensCare’s Mobile Dental Program Aims to Promote Greater Dental Health for LA Area Youth
WHO: QueensCare a leading healthcare provider to low-income members of the Los Angeles community is partnering with the University of Southern California, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to provide free dental care to as many as 180 low-income students and members of the local Los Angeles community.
WHAT: QueensCare will be unveiling their new mobile dental unit (MDU) for media and community tours on Feb. 1 in conjunction with screenings hosted at Esperanza Elementary School. QueensCare is making the event even more special for the students of Esperanza Elementary as they’ve asked the school to help in naming the new mobile dental unit and participate in a dental-inspired art contest. Classrooms will be submitting their name for the MDU and individual students will be submitting their artwork to QueensCare for review and the winners will be announced at the Feb. 1 event. Classes that win the naming contest will have their choice of prize – classroom library renovation or stipend for field trip. Art contest winner will receive four (4) tickets to a Los Angeles Kings game and a signed puck.
The new QueensCare mobile dental unit is the largest in the country with a total of 960 sq. ft. of space. Manufactured by Odulair, the MDU has a total of six dental chairs and a x-ray room. The mobile dental program is one of QueensCare’s annual community health programs, which last year served more than 2,000 children, with 14,763 procedures performed at 11 Los Angeles area schools.
VISUALS: As many as 180 children and adults will be receiving free dental screenings. Students from Esperanza Elementary, local celebrities, school board members, and elected officials will also participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony unveiling the Mobile Dental Unit.
WHEN: Feb. 1, 2018 1:45pm for media – 2:20pm – 5pm open to the public
WHERE: Esperanza Elementary School
680 Little St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
WHY: In LAUSD, tooth pain is the number one reason children miss school. QueensCare’s mobile dental program aims to help prevent students from missing school and provide them with quality dental care during the school day and also start habits for a lifetime of good oral health.
Stephen Gregg: (714) 350-7670 / email@example.com