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Stuckart gets results

Ben Stuckart has been instrumental in getting preventive dental care services to children in need in the Spokane schools. I’m the owner of Tooth Savers LLC, and I was surprised that while the schools said they saw a need for cavity prevention at their schools, the administrators were balking at having a School Sealant and Fluoride Varnish Program in their districts.

In May 2009, I was ready to give up. Then along came Ben Stuckart and he introduced me to his organization, Communities in Schools. At first I was skeptical as to how Ben would break down barriers, where I, a professional expert in prevention dentistry, could not.

I think Ben has a no-nonsense approach to controversial problems. He was able to show school district administrators that a school sealant program was a building block in the design of keeping kids healthy and keeping them in school.

I think Ben will make a great City Council president. He has done an outstanding job in creating many community partners with Communities in Schools.

Gail Heacox

Tooth Savers LLC

Spokane



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