LILBURN, Ga. -- More than 1,400 children will receive free dental treatments this week.
Students at Lilburn Elementary School in Gwinnett and Hightower Elementary School in DeKalb will be given dental sealants and fluoride treatments, courtesy of a $45,000 grant to the Georgia Oral Health Prevention Program from Renaissance Dental. Both procedures are very effective in helping to reduce tooth decay and other oral problems in children, according to a Renaissance Dental spokesperson.
The students will receive their treatments on Thursday and Friday.
Georgia ranks 49th in the U.S. in number of dentists per capita, and 16 counties do not have a single practicing dentist, according to Renaissance Dental.