Dental clinic servicing Chicago kids

BY: WENDELL HUTSON, The Chicago Crusader

Cierra Washington was all smiles after recently visiting a local dental clinic in the Englewood community on the South Side.

“He (the dentist) said everything looks good and that I should keeping brushing and flossing my teeth,” the seven year-old told Examiner.com. “Some kids don’t like coming to the dentist but I do because he gives me gifts when I am done.”

For so long the Englewood community has been known for such things as crime, unemployment and poor economic conditions for its residents, who are predominately black, according to census data.

But one hidden gem about the community is its pediatric, dental clinic at St. Bernard Hospital. The medical institution has been a part of Englewood since it opened in 1904. Read more >>