Children's Aid Cares for Your Child's Smile

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The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month every February to raise awareness on the importance of good oral hygiene. It is essential to teach children at an early age that brushing and flossing, along with regular dental visits, will keep their teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.

The Children's Aid Society's dental clinics are based in our community schools and centers and provide quality dental care to children in New York City's underserved neighborhoods. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention children and adolescents from lower-income families have more untreated tooth decay.

Children’s Aid Dental Services are designed to provide primary care such as:

  • Examinations
  • Restorative care (such as dental fillings)
  • Prophylaxis (dental cleaning)
  • Fluoride treatment and sealants
  • Referrals

Depending on where a patient lives, additional care is provided by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center or St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. Children's Aid, in partnership with the Orthodontic Program at St. Barnabas Hospital, in November 2006, added a school-based Orthodontic Clinic to its roster of dental services.