LOCK HAVEN - Clinton County Healthy Communities, which recently received a grant from the state Department of Health to establish a community dental clinic in the county, wants the public to help in planning this much needed community service.
The group has scheduled a public meeting on the issue for Feb. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the third floor conference room of the Ross Library in Lock Haven.
Light dinner will be provided by the Clinton County United Way.
To register, contact Laurie Welch at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office at 726-0022 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 2.
Recent studies have linked oral health to overall health. Many Clinton County residents do not have dental insurance and those with medical assistance have limited access to dental care. Tooth decay is the single most common preventable chronic childhood disease. Dental disease can restrict activities in school, work and home and diminishes the quality of life for many.
Clinton County Healthy Communities is the recipient of a Pennsylvania Department of Health grant to establish a community dental clinic in the county.
Clinton County Healthy Communities would like to have community input into the planning of this much needed community service.