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‘Smile’ program seeks to expand

By Kim Grizzard

The Daily Reflector

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A program that has provided free dental care to needy children for the last decade is examining ways to give children more reasons to smile.

Organizers of the local Give Kids A Smile Day, scheduled for Friday, hope to widen the event to include children’s overall health.


“The (East Central) Dental Society is interested in broadening the focus of Give Kids A Smile to make it more inclusive of the whole child and not just their teeth,” Pitt County Health Director Dr. John Morrow said. “How do we broaden the focus, not just about dental care but about other child issues and help bring resources and focus the community on pediatric health issues?”

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