Friday, February 04, 2005 ADA News: Give Kids A Smile events begin:

Wash DC is fluoridated:

"District of Columbia Dental Society volunteers pre-screened almost 500 children for Give Kids A Smile on Dec. 9, finding that a full two-thirds will require follow-up care Feb. 4.

'We had a lot of children who had never seen a dentist in their lives,' said Dr. Sally Cram, DCDS immediate past president and 2005 Give Kids A Smile chair. 'We saw quite a lot of decay, too. On Give Kids A Smile day, we'll do everything from fillings to extracting teeth, and evaluate severe bite problems that will need orthodontic evaluation.'"