CHIP of Roanoke Valley holds spring Dental Day - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

CHIP of Roanoke Valley holds spring Dental Day

VCU dental students team with a Roanoke non-profit to give low-income families the dental care their kids need.

Wednesday was spring Dental Day at CHIP of Roanoke Valley.

Each year it's an effort to treat tooth decay which is the most common chronic childhood illness.

"We know how important early oral health care is for children and for their long term health. You can't separate oral health from your overall health and so getting kids started early, taking care of their teeth is always a good thing for their lifelong health," Robin Haldiman, CEO of CHIP of Roanoke Valley.

CHIP has hosted nine dental fairs.

60 kids walked into the spring Dental Day, but the non-profit is actively working with more than 700 area children.

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