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CHIP of Roanoke Valley Holds Spring Dental Day

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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," said Robin Haldiman, CEO of CHIP of Roanoke Valley. "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."

CHIP has hosted nine dental fairs.

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