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The Long Island Links Provide Dental Screenings during National Oral Health Month

The Long Island (NY) Chapter, The Links Incorporated recognized National Oral Health Month through delivering dental screenings to 525 elementary students in Hempstead and Westbury.

Under the leadership of Leah E. Watson, Chapter President, Program Chair Juanita Winfield and Health and Human Services Chair Claudia Germain, The Long Island Links provided free
dental screenings and oral health educational materials via a modern 38-foot customized vehicle. Noted dentist Dr. Paul Martin and his team conducted the screenings and presented the results, along with free dental products to the students to share with their families.

This program was made possible through the long-standing national partnership with Colgate- Palmolive and its Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Program.

The Long Island (NY) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated is the first Links chapter established on Long Island. Since 1962, it serves Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties. In keeping with the national goals of the organization the focus is on five major program facets: Services to Youth (STY), The Arts, National Trends and Services (NTS), International Trends and Services (ITS), and Health and Human Services (HHS).

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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