Great Dental Fair
Dear Editor:Kudos to the Aspen Given Foundation for the outstanding job it did last Friday with the Dental Fair. This was the first time I was involved in the fair, which provided oral health and hygiene instruction, free dental and orthodontic screening, and avenues for treatment for kids who may not have the opportunities otherwise. The fair was open to all second-graders in the Aspen and Basalt area.I am an orthodontist new to the valley and was invited by Cheri Grinnell to help with the fair by providing free orthodontic screenings to the kids involved. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child have an orthodontic screening by age 7. Providing orthodontic exams for second-graders who are normally 7-8 years old works well with the AAO’s recommendation.I was very impressed by the organization and how smoothly everything ran. I have been involved in dental screenings and dental fairs before and this was the best I had seen. The dental staff involved were extremely professional, knowledgeable and really good with the kids. The facility was perfect for the event and the Aspen Given Foundation staff assured a smooth and efficient fair. I want to thank all those involved with this year’s fair and am already looking forward to next year’s fair.Dr. Casey W. JohnsonAll Kids Dental, Pediatrics and OrthodonticsGlenwood Springs
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