New Hope Elementary School recently received a check for $25,000 in support of the Rural Oral Health Project.
Representatives from Health Plan San Joaquin joined San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Mick Founts, who made the presentation in March at a small classroom in Thornton.
Around the table sat 12 preschool students, under the direction of a teacher helping the students read along in a story book, according to a press release.
The Rural Oral Health Project receives its base funding from a grant. The program supports dental screenings, parent education, follow-up care, referrals, and fluoride varnishes for children 2 to 5 years old living in New Hope, Lammersville, Oak View, New Jerusalem and Banta elementary school districts. All are located throughout San Joaquin County.
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