Young & Healthy Dental Clinics Give Kids Reason to Smile

Photo courtesy Young & Healthy A young patient receives care recently at Young & Healthy’s annual dental clinic, run in partnership with the USC Mobile Dental Clinic. This year, Y&H provided free dental treatment to 113 local school-age children.
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A young patient receives care recently at Young & Healthy’s annual dental clinic, run in partnership with the USC Mobile Dental Clinic. This year, Y&H provided free dental treatment to 113 local school-age children.

At Young & Healthy’s recent annual dental clinic for school-age children, Dr. Sunny Fereshteh recognized a poised and confident patient from a few years back.
Three years ago, that same little girl had been terrified of the dentist — so much, in fact, that when Fereshteh turned around to take X-rays, she jumped out of the dental chair and took off.
“She booked it all the way down the street. I couldn’t believe it — we were like, wait, where did she go?” Fereshteh, director of the USC Mobile Dental Clinic, recalled. “Her front teeth needed a lot of work and she was so afraid.”
But this past month, Fereshteh said, that same little girl flashed a big smile, asking the staff to pay special attention to a back tooth. Continue reading “Young & Healthy Dental Clinics Give Kids Reason to Smile”

Young & Healthy Gala is Jan. 27

Darrell Done
Darrell Done

Young & Healthy, a community-based nonprofit that provides access to medical, dental, mental health and other health services free-of-charge to uninsured and underinsured low-income children, will hold its annual benefit gala on Saturday evening, Jan. 27. The fundraiser will be held in the heart of downtown Los Angeles’ fashion district at City Market Social House.
Darrell Done, the former board chair of Young & Healthy, will be honored with the Alliance Award, and All Saints Church and Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church will receive the J. Donald Thomas Award. These honorees are those whose “dedication, perseverance and selfless devotion to the wellbeing of children exemplifies the spirit that led to the founding of Young & Healthy” nearly three decades ago.
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Young & Healthy Announces 2018 Gala, Matching Gift

Photo courtesy Nick Boswell “Après Ski With Young & Healthy” Gala Committee members preparing for their big event on Jan. 27 include (seated, front) Lia Miller, Sandy Roberts and Catherine Welch. Back: Jan Cantwell, Justene Pierce, Kathleen Talbot, Linda Hooke, Cristina Navarrete, Mimi Goldstein, Jean Pisano and Karen Peterson. Not pictured: Melissa Wu.
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“Après Ski With Young & Healthy” Gala Committee members preparing for their big event on Jan. 27 include (seated, front) Lia Miller, Sandy Roberts and Catherine Welch. Back: Jan Cantwell, Justene Pierce, Kathleen Talbot, Linda Hooke, Cristina Navarrete, Mimi Goldstein, Jean Pisano and Karen Peterson. Not pictured: Melissa Wu.

Young & Healthy, a community-based nonprofit that provides access to medical, dental, mental health, and other health services free of charge to uninsured and underinsured low-income children, will hold its 2018 benefit gala on Jan. 27. The gala will include an opportunity to double the funds raised for the organization on the evening of the event.
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Young & Healthy Gala Set for Jan. 27

Young & Healthy, a community-based nonprofit that provides access to medical, dental, mental health, and other health services free of charge to uninsured and underinsured low-income children, announces that its 2018 benefit gala will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, and will include an opportunity to double the funds raised for the organization on the evening of the event.
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