Free dental screenings planned for National Children’s Dental Health Month


SCRANTON — Area dentists will be on hand from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at The Viewmont Mall to provide complimentary dental screenings for area children, announced Scranton District Dental Society (SDDS) National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) Chairs Doctors Megan Azar and Mary Grace Rizzo-Fryzel.

Part of February’s celebration of NCDHM, the event provides children with the opportunity to have a fun, positive dental experience while enjoying a day filled with free face painting, giveaways, coloring stations, and a visit with the Tooth Fairy.

Another free event is Tooth Fairy Day, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Albright Memorial Children’s Library, 500 Vine St.

Children will enjoy a magic show hosted by Dr. Brian Kerr, a dental hygiene presentation, a visit from the Tooth Fairy, face painting, storytelling, gifts and more. Each child will receive a gift if they check out at least three library items that day.

Registration is required and is free. To register, call the library at 348-3000, ext. 3015.

More free events will be held at three area McDonald’s restaurants. The first is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 at 900 S. Washington Ave., Scranton.; the second from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at 160 Brooklyn St., Carbondale; and the third from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at 161 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Children can have their complimentary photo taken with the Tooth Fairy and Star Wars characters. They will also receive bags filled with coupons, toothbrushes, coloring pages and more.

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