We believe in creating a relationship with our patients that goes beyond the office doors. We've specially created this section of our site to share with you important events from our office.
Patients may have noticed a fresh face in our office recently: we are excited to welcome Dr. Nikki Harrold to the Wilkes Public Health Dental Clinic team!
Dr. Harrold is very proud to say that she was born and raised in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. After graduating East Wilkes High School, she moved to the mountains of North Carolina where she graduated with honors from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Harrold continued her education at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina, and graduated with her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Harrold was eager to move back home to Wilkesboro where she began practicing dentistry full time. Dr. Harrold practices general dentistry for adults and children, and she truly has a passion to deliver excellent dentistry in as gentle a manner as possible.
We feel fortunate that Dr. Harrold chose to bring her exceptional skills back to Wilkes, where we know her patients will receive great care!
September is Dental Infection Control Awareness Month! In the coming weeks, we will be sharing some of the ways that we keep our patients safe all year long. From always wearing masks and gloves, to using the most current sterilization method for our instruments, we are always concerned with making sure that you aren't exposed to disease in our treatment areas.
Stay tuned for more details!
Our office is pleased to announce the arrival of Jeremiah Faw, DMD to the team at Wilkes Public Health Dental Clinic. Dr. Faw will be treating children and adults, and is excited to be returning to our corner of North Carolina. Prior to completing dental school at East Carolina School of dentistry, Dr. Faw graduated from high school in Wilkes County.
Stay tuned to our page to learn more about Dr. Faw in the coming weeks!
On March 25th we held our annual Dental Health Fair, and it was a great success! Kids and parents were able to learn about healthy food choices, tooth brushing, and flossing. This year, kids were also able to "be the dentist" with a life-like mannikin and have their faces. The Wilkes Community College Dental Assisting Program provided the lively game of "Whack-a-Molar"!
We are also thankful to our participating guest organizations. The Lions Club of North Wilkesboro offered vision screenings at no charge to children, and the Wilkes Community Partnership for Children provided kids with story books to take home! Below are some pictures of the fun!
Wilkes Public Health Dental Clinic and the First United Methodist Church of North Wilkesboro will be hosting the annual Give Kids a Smile event on Friday, February 3rd, 2017.
This event will provide free dental services to children ages 5-17 in Wilkes County, who have no dental coverage/insurance. Children will be seen by appointment only. If you have children or know of a child who might benefit from this opportunity, please call: 336-903-7303 (english) or 336-903-7304 (spanish) for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Give Kids a Smile is a program that is organized by the American Dental Association (ADA) in collaboration with local dentists and charitable organizations. It is typically held on the first Friday of February each year. For individuals outside Wilkes County, we recommend that you find a participating provider near you on the ADA patient website: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/dental-care-concerns/paying-for-dental-care/child-care .
The annual Dental Health Fair, hosted by Wilkes Public Health Dental Clinic, is approaching! We will be celebrating and educating on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us at our office at 1915 West Park Drive in North Wilkesboro for games, prizes, face painting, and more.
We hope to see you there!