Dental care in schools: Health Ministries checks teeth in Harvey County

Dental assistant with Health Ministries Clinic, Leilani Villanueva, checks on patient Luke Schmidt's teeth on Monday. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now Sometimes, for Harvey County children, the Tooth Fairy comes in the form of Health Ministries Clinic. The clinic does outreach to kids in schools and at least one retirement community in the area. Instead of giving out dollars for lost teeth, Health Ministries sends out workers who do dental screening, giving the kids toothpaste, brushes and floss. “The focus on

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