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JBSA-Randolph dentists offer free exams, cleanings for kids

By Brian Lepley | 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | Jan. 23, 2020

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas —

“Give Kids A Smile” Day offers free dental exams and cleanings to children age 13 and below of active duty and retired military Feb. 21 at the dental clinic at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.

“First dental checkups can have a huge impact on children. Early detection can also avoid serious dental problems in the future,” said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Stephen Gasparovich. “We want to create a positive first impression on the children so that they look forward to seeing a dentist regularly while helping parents help their children form healthy dental habits.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in four children ages 2 to 11 has untreated cavities in their baby teeth. Gasparovich warns that delaying a child’s first dental visit can allow cavities to develop.

“Preventive care is critical to maintaining good dental health and overall well-being,” Gasparovich added.

Appointments can be made by calling 210 652-1846. Space is limited.