Santa Maria Dentist Volunteers at Local Schools to Provide Dental Attention to Children
August 04, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsAugust 4, 2015 - Santa Maria, CA - Geoffrey Brenneman, DDS and his dental team help children in their community get access to dental care by visiting local schools and providing oral health screenings.
For years, Dr. Brenneman has visited local elementary schools, providing children with dental screenings they may not otherwise have access to. In addition to the donation of his assistance to the community, Dr. Brenneman also volunteers in coordinating and supporting local school and youth programs.
As an advocate of early dental intervention, Dr. Brenneman believes that helping children and adolescents learn how to properly care for their teeth is crucial to maintaining lifelong good oral health. By making oral hygiene a priority early in life, patients of all ages can prevent the onset of certain dental health complications, such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.
Early screening is important in order for dentists to determine if any future dental work is needed. Once a patient reaches the age of 7, dentists can determine whether they will need future orthodontic treatment, such as braces or an expander. By providing these early screenings, Dr. Brenneman can help families prepare for the upcoming commitment associated with dental therapies. For patients with more severe dental issues, Dr. Brenneman provides restorative treatment as well as education on oral hygiene and prevention.
For more information about preventive oral care and the services provided by Dr. Brenneman and his staff, visit the website at.smfamilydentist.com.
About Dr. Girard G. Brenneman, DDS
Dr. Brenneman earned dual bachelor's degrees in Biology and Education from Washington State University. During his graduate years at California State University Northridge, Dr. Brenneman focused on Biology and cancer research while simultaneously coordinating the university's electron-microscopy laboratory. In 1980, he graduated from the Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California and went on to establish his practice, Geoffrey Brenneman, DDS in Santa Maria, CA. Dr. Brenneman holds membership with several prestigious organizations, including the Centercoast Dental Society, California Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.