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The 6th Annual Oral Health Heroes is less than one week away!

The 6th Annual Oral Health Heroes is less than one week away!

February 3, 2011

Please join us in honoring those who have improved the state of oral health in Massachusetts at the 6th Annual Oral Health Heroes event.

February 8, 2011, 9:00AM
Marshall Middle School Library & School-Based Health Center
19 Porter Street
Lynn, MA 01902
*Free parking available*

As you know, oral health and school success are inextricably linked. Nationally, children miss more than 51 million school hours each year due to dental disease. Dental decay can hinder kids' ability to learn and advance in school by affecting attendance and concentration. Dental disease also affects some of the most basic activities in life, such as speaking and eating.

That's why this year, Health Care For All and the Massachusetts Association for School-Based Health Care are teaming up to honor legislators, community leaders and organizations that have improved the state of oral health in Massachusetts at the 6th Annual Oral Health Heroes event.

This years honorees include:

Legislative Heroes Senator Thomas McGee (D-Lynn)
Representative Steven Walsh (D-Lynn)

The agenda for the morning is as follows:

9:00AM- Light Breakfast
9:30AM- Speaking Program
10:15AM- School-Based Health Center Tour

Click here for a flyer or here for directions to the event.

Please contact Christine Keeves at ckeeves@hcfama.org to RSVP, or visit www.hcfama.org/oralhealth for more information.

-Christine Keeves