Smiles will soon be a little brighter for kids in Pender County. A new mobile dental clinic arrived this morning at the Pender County Health Department. The unit will be used to provide dental care for elementary and middle school children across the county. The dentist who will run the clinic said working parents without dental insurance often have a hard time getting kids proper dental care. Dr. Prasad Vasamsetti, the mobile clinic dentist said, "I think that kind of takes a lot of stress away from them about making appointments, missing work, for the kids to skip school and all the other stuff, so this is something where we get them out of class, do the work, take them back to class" Dr. Vasamsetti said without proper dental care, rotten baby teeth can begin to rot adult teeth, even before they grow in. The $500,000 mobile dental unit was paid for by donations from the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation, and the Kate B. Reynolds Trust.
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