Nelson, whose wife, Karen Nelson, is the office manager, has been participating in the American Dental Association‘s annual Give Kids A Smile Day for the last decade, the last three years in Windsor. Each year on the first Friday of February, dentists such as Nelson from all over the country provide free dental care to those kids in need.
Nelson took X-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatment and provided sealants for the patients, ages 12, 14 and 16, on Feb. 4.
The voluntary program is intended to give free dental care to low-income families in the community.
“Our office participates in the program annually,” Karen Nelson said through a press release. “The local schools contact us with the names of low-income children or simply those who may need dental work and can’t afford it.”
This particular Windsor family owned a business, but the bad economy hit them hard. The mother said she was so appreciative of Nelson, and that when the family gets back on their feet they’ll make Nelson their regular dentist.
“We feel this is a great way to give back to our community, especially in times like these,” Karen said.
Nelson said it’s so important to provide preventive care to children, and he said he’ll continue with the ADA’s program every year.