Thanks to Tech
Valley Healthy Kids Inc., St. Peter’s Hospital, and the Ronald McDonald
House Charities of the Capital Region, the City School District of Albany is poised to offer
free and full dental care to students at Philip Schuyler Achievement
Academy, North Albany Academy, TOAST, Sheridan Preparatory Academy, and Giffen Memorial Elementary School.
Dental care will be
provided by St. Peter’s Hospital in a 40-foot “Care Mobile” furnished
through a grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital
The Care Mobile is a modern, fully
equipped health care facility on wheels. It will be staffed with
dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and a coordinator.
Staff will be bilingual.
will receive a complete dental
checkup, including x-rays, a dental cleaning, and a fluoride treatment
to prevent cavities. Other services provided, as needed, include
sealants, fillings, root canal therapy, extractions, and caps. Local
anesthesia (to numb the tooth) is used for these procedures when
necessary. There will be no "out of pocket" costs to parents for any of
the Care Mobile services.
City School District of Albany recognizes regular dental care is
essential to good overall health, and this initiative is an expansion of
its efforts to improve the oral health of students. Consider:
child must be enrolled to take advantage of these services. If your
child will be attending Philip
Schuyler Achievement Academy, North Albany Academy, TOAST, Sheridan
Preparatory Academy, or Giffen, please follow the links for enrollment
Return the completed forms to your child’s school. If you have any
questions or need assistance with the forms, please contact Blythe
Thompson, program coordinator, at 518-525-1773.
Over the past two
years the City School District of Albany has welcomed “Seal A Smile”
into our elementary buildings. Through this program our partners
at Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center and the Healthy Capital District
Initiative have offered dental screenings, fluoride treatments, and
sealants to many students in our elementary schools. This program
will continue in elementary buildings not served by the Care Mobile.