For Happy, Healthy Smile Month, Benevis is giving out coloring kits, puzzles and other information tools to kids on the importance of dental hygiene.

Benevis is combining two national celebrations, Dental Hygiene Month and Orthodontic Health Month, to create the first Happy, Healthy Smile Month.

Benevis is observing Happy, Healthy Smile Month by delivering fun, educational tools to the 120 communities and 14 states they currently serve.

Kids in these communities received coloring kits, puzzles, fun facts, and informational tools on the importance of dental hygiene and braces. Benevis will also make a kit available online for anyone who asks.

“Over the past 20 years, this team has had the privilege of providing excellent dental care to more than 3.8 million children and families. Bringing awareness and education to our communities is important, and October’s Happy, Healthy Smile Month is another way for us to do just that,” said Bryan Carey, chief executive officer of Benevis. “Each year nearly half of all children with Medicaid coverage do not visit the dentist. We want this awareness and education to reach them, their parents, caregivers, schools and health professionals.”

The inaugural celebration reflects the important role of both dental hygiene and orthodontia in a comprehensive oral health program that can help maintain a happy, healthy, confident smile for an entire lifetime.

“In addition to community education, we are also celebrating our 400 dental hygienists, 300 dentists and 65 orthodontists who provide compassionate, high quality care to patients in Benevis-affiliated offices daily,” said, Dale Mayfield, DMD, chief dental officer at Benevis. “Every day our team improves lives by providing education and care to help patients have healthier, more confident smiles.”

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