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Mobile clinic provides dental care to Cooke students

May 25, 2017 

The mobile dental clinic run by PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program (CDHP) provided dental care to numerous students at the George L. Cooke Elementary School in Monticello, NY.

“The administrative staff and school nurses are so thankful for the PRASAD mobile van and the excellent staff that provides quality and individual dental services for our students. We greatly appreciate the professional, warm and caring dental staff. The team effort of PRASAD, coupled with that of school officials, ensures that children in our community have proper dental care.”

Over 51 million school hours are lost each year due to the pain of dental problems. The 2009-2011 New York State Oral Health Indicators show that 53% of third grade students in Sullivan County have untreated cavities. Tooth decay can cause pain and infections that lead to difficulty with eating, speaking, playing and learning.

Since 1998, PRASAD CDHP has addressed the dental needs of children from six months through 18 years of age in Sullivan County. Children receive dental health education in their schools and all necessary preventative and restorative dental care in the mobile dental clinic.

PRASAD Children’s Dental Health Program, a philanthropic expression of the SYDA Foundation, provides dental care services and dental health education to children in Sullivan and Ulster counties. For more information, visit us at or call 845-434-0376.

PRSAD Dental Health provides dental services for Cooke students.

Photo, from left: Cooke School nurse Kelly Ketcham; Assistant Principal Rosemarie Romano; PRASAD staff member Ivette Acosta; Dr. Richard Herman; Cooke school nurse Cherie DeGraw; Principal Sandra Johnson Fields; and first grade students Isaiah Gonzalez, Ivelis Burgos and Hailey Soto-Roman