Volume 73, Number 42 | February 18 - 24, 2004


Villager photo by Elisabeth Robert

Dental clinic opens wide

Health Department officials and Chelsea politicians cut the ribbon on Feb. 6 to reopen the Lower Manhattan Child and Adolescent Oral Health Clinic in the Chelsea Health Center at 303 Ninth Ave. at 28th St., closed for more than two years. The enlarged dental clinic, with enhanced equipment and a new dental laboratory, will provide free comprehensive care to children from low-income families. Above, from left to right, Assemblymember Richard Gottfried, head of the Assembly Health Committee; Dr. Alan Winik, president of the Queens County Dental Society; City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, cutting the tape; Dr. Michael Cali, president of the local Dental Society; Dr. Moon Bina Park, head of National Children’s Dental Health Month for the New York County Dental Society; City Councilmember Christine Quinn; Dr. Sheldon Nadler, president of the New York County Dental Society; and Dr. Mercedes Franklin, senior director of Oral Health Programs and Policy of the city Health and Hospitals Corp.


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