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Sarasota News Leader November 16, 2012 PUBLIC DENTAL CLINIC RECEIVES $2,500 The Sarasota County Health Department's Dental Health Program recently received a $2,500 donation from the Sarasota County Dental Association to help continue its mis- sion of treating the underserved in the com- munity, the county has announced. "As a major provider of dental services to those with Medicaid, the dental program pro- vides treatment to an average of 80 to 100 clients daily at two clinics, one in Sarasota and one in North Port," a county news release says. The majority of the clients are children, the release adds. The dental program provided more than 18,000 dental visits last year. The focus with children is on preventive ser- vices (such as sealants, cleanings and fluoride treatment), fillings and other treatment, the release notes. Dental services are provided through state and county funding sources, as well as through grants from local foundations and other enti- ties, the release adds. "We appreciate the Sarasota County Dental Association's generous contribution as we work together to protect, promote and im- prove the oral health of children in our com- munity," said Dr. Chander Malik, the Sarasota County Health Department's dental program director, in the news release. % Manuel R. Chepote, LUTCF Chepote Insurance Inc. • Allstate Agent 1300 Main Street • Sarasota, Florida (941) 366-0100 Serving Sarasota & Manatee Counties Auto • Home • Life • Renters • Motorcycles Flood • Business • Annuities • Financial Services Click for driving directions Page 56 Click to watch the latest TV ad

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