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Dental care clinic uses Facebook, Twitter to give back to the community
Updated: 2/24/2010 3:00:01 PM

Dental clinic uses Facebook, Twitter to give back to the community Hopewell Dental Care in Heath, Ohio has recently announced that they have partnered with the Society of St Vincent de Paul to donate dental services to families in need through the use of social media.

For every Facebook fan or Twitter follower that the dental clinic attracts, Hopewell will donate $1 worth of dental care services to underprivileged members of the local community, according to The group will also make the contribution if residents email the clinic a smiling photo of themselves.

New online fans of Hopewell Dental Care will have an opportunity to win a "smile makeover," which includes a teeth whitening and other dental treatments.

Dr Brain Howe said that his clinic joined the Share a Smile program because of all the children and adults in the Ohio area who are in dire need of preventative and restorative dental care.

"Some of the [dental team members] go out to a lot of preschools and things and do dental screenings," said Howe. "There are a surprising number of cavities in youngsters."

Childhood tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease. However, a dentist can help prevent or reduce the incidence of decay by applying sealants to children's teeth.

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