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January 10, 2007

Thomasville-- A mobile dentist office will visit five Thomas county schools this week.  Today they were at Garrison Pilcher Elementary.

The program is called "Help a Child Smile." It provides dental care for kids with limited access to see a dentist in the traditional way.

Terri Matthews, head nurse for Thomas County Schools said, "as the nurses of the Thomas County school system we see that there are so many children that are in need of dental care and we have limited services in thomas county to fulfill their needs."

"Help a child smile" has twelve buses that have been traveling around the state of Georgia since 1993, but its their first stop in Thomasville.  The program does cleanings, x-rays, and fillings. They treat around 7,000 children a month.

 

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