American children lose 52 MILLION school hours each year due to oral health related issues
Only 37% of Louisiana Medicaid – eligible children received dental services during the last year
Medicaid eligible children in Louisiana are 3 – 5 times likely to have untreated dental decay then noneligible children
August 2, 2010- Just Kids Dental, a general dentistry office and leading provider in high quality care for a largely
underserved portion of the population opened its doors July 6
in serving underprivileged children and teens ages
1 – 21.
On August 5, 2010 Just Kids Dental will celebrate the grand opening of its New Orleans office with a Ribbon Cutting
Celebration. The event will take place from 11 am – 1 pm with the actual cut of the ribbon at noon. Along with
light hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments there will be several community and neighborhood leaders present to
commemorate. Immediately following the celebration the Just Kids Dental team will jam out with a live remote
from Q 93’s Uptown Angelia.
Just Kids Dental is located at 3502 S. Carrollton Ave., Suite A directly behind the Fire Stone and across from Five
Happiness. It is conveniently located right off of interstate I-10 and on the city bus route. Just Kids Dental is open
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm and will soon be open every other Saturday from 9 am – 1pm.
Just Kids Dental utilizes state-of-the-art technology, offering the highest quality dental care possible in a fun, safe
and caring environment. The 6,000 square foot facility has eight operative rooms, as well as a large open hygiene
bay for parents to observe or sit in during a child’s appointment. The waiting room has its own special welcome
with a full open window view, and New Orleans Jazz themed wall art. The play land keeps kids smiling and
entertained while waiting and for those kids who opt to relax movies are played all day long.
Just Kids Dental accepts Medicaid, LaChip, and most private paying insurances. The Clinic currently houses three
Dentists: Doctors Billy Hall, Marilyn DeVille, and Allison Melancon with full intentions of expanding in the near
future. “The community response to our arrival in the neighborhood has been amazing,” says Dr. Hall. “We are
extremely excited to be able to provide quality dental care to these children who often find it difficult to obtain.
With our present staff, we’re looking forward to bringing the entire community together to help these kids
improve their oral health.”
Our Goal is to join the community and educate both parents and children on the importance of oral health. The
staff members at Just Kids Dental feel strongly about treating each child as if they were our own. We are members
of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and the Greater New Orleans Covering Kids & Families Coalition. In
addition to these groups we host and participate in neighborhood health fairs and local event, and work with
several community organizations to help make a difference in the children of the future.
We are excited about the opening of our facility and hope to reach out to all the children who need the oral care;
every child deserves to smile. We promise the community we will provide valuable service to thousands of
underserved children in New Orleans and the surrounding area.
To book an appointment please call 504.410.3051.
For press information please call or email Colby Dye at

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