DentiCare Teams Up With School District for Dental Education

DentiCare Teams Up With School District for Dental Education

Business Editors/Medical Writers

IRVINE, Calif.–(BW HealthWire)–Aug. 10, 2001

DentiCare of California has teamed with the Anaheim city school district in bringing dental education to the schools. As part of the P.E.A.K. (Prevention Education Against Kavities) community outreach program, DentiCare’s chief dental officer will provide an education presentation, toothbrushes and visual exams to first and second grade children in selected schools. With the help of the school district, P.E.A.K. targets schools in areas that have high dental referral rates.

The P.E.A.K. program is headed by DentiCare’s chief dental officer, Ivan Berger, D.D.S., M.A.G.D. According to Dr. Berger, “Oral health has a significant impact on overall health, and prevention is the key to both. This program allows us to provide prevention education to these children in an effort to encourage effective dental care habits at an early age.”

Last year California experienced over 50 million lost student school hours due to dental health reasons. Through prevention and education the goal is that students will remain healthier and more focused in the classroom.

The first three P.E.A.K. presentations are scheduled at the following Anaheim schools: Sunkist Elementary on August 14, Franklin Elementary on August 24, and Revere Elementary on September 6.

DentiCare of California and AVP Vision Plans (DentiCare/AVP) offer managed care, PPO and indemnity dental and vision benefits for groups and individuals. DentiCare/AVP is based in Irvine, Calif., with sales offices throughout the state and in Hawaii. PPO and indemnity products sold and serviced by DentiCare/AVP are underwritten by affiliate Foundation Health Systems Life & Health Insurance Company. These companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT), one of the nation’s largest publicly traded managed health care companies. For more information about these companies please visit the web sites at: www.denticareavp.com and www.healthnet.com.

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