At Kids Dental Kare we take pride in what we do, and we do it well. We take time out of our busy schedule to make sure we’re helping our little patients learn all about oral hygiene – because we all know that the best dental treatment starts with prevention!
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One of the most shameful gaps in the American health care system involves the country’s poorest children. They can’t get basic dental treatment. It’s not that they don’t have insurance—many of them do. The problem is that dentists won’t treat them.
According to the Children’s Dental Health Project, an oral health advocacy group, 46.9 million kids are currently covered by Medicaid or CHIP, the government program that provides health insurance to children in families whose incomes are modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid. But in a recent survey, only 32 percent of dentists in private practice reported treating any patients on public assistance, and that figure is likely an overestimate.
According to Dr. Jerry Lanier, California’s leading pediatric dental provider, “Children who don’t see a dentist are more likely to miss school because of infected teeth and gums and to grow into adults with severe oral health problems. Dental disease only gets worse if it’s left untreated, and when people are unable to find a dentist to help them, they often end up in the ER. According to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association, more than 4 million people went to hospital emergency rooms for help with dental problems from 2008 to 2010, at a cost to taxpayers of $2.7 billion, though the vast majority could get only pain relief there, rather than the dental treatment they needed. This is not only a poor way to provide care, it’s also outrageously expensive.”
Dr. Lanier, who opened his first Kids’ Dental Kare Office in 1994, believes the solution to the problem includes higher reimbursement for providers that treat the under-served population in California.
Due to the low reimbursements under California’s Denti-Cal program, many providers have stopped treating patients covered with this benefit. By increasing the Denti-Cal fees, it would create access in communities which would result in dental homes for this under-served population.
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Dr. Othman Sijlamassi is one of Kids Dental Kare pediatric dental providers. He’s a great dentist with lots of great energy. Here in this video he shares a few words of what it’s like to work in such a professional environment. To join the Kids Dental Kare team, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Dental Kare offers sleep dentistry for kids. If your kids is overly anxious about dental treatment, then this might be an option for you to explore.
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Dr. Jerry Lanier is no stranger to success. As founder and owner of Kids Dental Kare, the leading pediatric dentistry brand in Southern California, he has worked his way to the top of the children dental care industry with one simple secret: Giving!
On September 9th, 2012, Dr. Lanier organized the first ever Kids Dental Kare Free Day, where kids from all walks of life received dental treatment absolutely free. On that day it didn’t matter if the children had insurance or whether they were documented citizens or not. Dr. Lanier and his volunteer staff of dentists and office workers gave up their Sunday in order to treat kids in need.
Some parents and children waited in line from as early as 5am in order to receive much needed treatment they would never be able to afford on their own. Everyone that walked in to Kids Dental Kare on that day was seen and received top notch treatment and they didn’t have to pay one cent.
“Grateful. So grateful!” is how one of Kids Dental Kare patients felt on that day. Dr. Lanier made sure to make a point that political or economic issues have no place in children’s lives. “It’s not their fault that they don’t have insurance. Children shouldn’t be in pain for any reason, and I’m going to do my part in making sure this is a reality.”
Dozens of children received treatment during the Kids Dental Kare Free Day, but more than getting a healthy smile, kids and parents alike left the KDK East L.A. location feeling like somebody actually cares in this world. Proving without the shadow of a doubt that Kids Dental KARES!
Los Angeles, CA – All dental care services will be provided free of charge for uninsured and undocumented children on Sunday, September 9, 2012. Kids Dental Kare, the leading pediatric dental care provider in the Los Angeles area, will be providing dental examinations and procedures for children in need, including those without health coverage due to financial hardship or immigration status.
Dr. Jerry Lanier, founder and owner of Kids Dental Kare, created this event in order to help those kids that find themselves unable to receive dental care due to various circumstances. “It doesn’t matter if the kids are aliens from outer space, I want to help all of them,” explains Dr. Lanier. “To me, kids are just kids, and I don’t want them living in pain.”
Kids Dental Kare will attempt to treat as many underprivileged children as possible on September 9th free of charge. “We’ll try to provide as much treatment as possible within realistic time constraints on that day. We have to keep things moving quickly, especially if many people are waiting for treatment,” explains Dr. Lanier.
If necessary in certain cases, Kids Dental Kare will also offer follow-up, post-operative care to those treated if it is connected with the treatment performed on that day.
Volunteer dentists and staff will be on hand at the Kids Dental Kare location in East Los Angeles to provide free dental care for all children under the age of eighteen. Parents are encouraged to bring their children on Sunday September 9, 2012 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6p.m. to Kids Dental Kare – 4900 Whittier Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90022
For more information, to volunteer services for this event, or if there’s a pediatric dental emergency that needs attention before hand, call 1-888-KIDS-DEN (1-888-543-7336) or visit http://www.freekidsdentalkare.com
Dr. Monique Selvian is an outstanding doctor and could be considered as one of the best dentists in the country. Dr. Selvian is a one of the many Kids Dental Kare expert dentists that is committed to providing outstanding care to our little patients.