The Friendly Dental Van brought smiles to a number of children living in the Wilson Housing Authority’s public housing communities by recently offering free checkups and cleanings to kids ages 5 through 18.
The Friendly Dental Van program was founded by Charlotte area dentist Gregory Abrams in 2002 and provides services to children who do not normally receive routine and ongoing dental care.
The van visited both the E.B. Jordan Homes community and the Forrest Road Homes community and was able to offer services to more than a dozen children.
Wilson Housing Authority Residential Services Coordinator Cathy Kent said taking the van to the two public housing areas is an example of the housing authority’s commitment to trying to provide a variety of services to its residents.
“It is particularly critical for us to offer our residents access to dental and other health services when we can make them available,” Kent said.