West Side School to Get Funds for New Dental Equipment

By: Anna Baxter, Courtney Sisk Email
By: Anna Baxter, Courtney Sisk Email
Two dental clinics in West Virginia received a financial boost to provide free health care to children.

(WSAZ Photo / Ryan Lake)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two dental clinics in West Virginia received a financial boost Tuesday to provide free health care to children.

Attorney General Darrell McGraw presented a check for $88,000 to the Kanawha County Dental Health Council. The council provides free dental clinics for schoolchildren, the elderly and low income families.

The money comes from a settlement with 11 vitamin companies. Several states, including West Virginia sued the companies for price-fixing.

According to a spokesperson with the Attorney General's Office, the money given to Kanawha County will help buy new dental equipment for Chandler Elementary's health clinic. That clinic will soon move in to the new West Side Elementary School when it opens in the spring.

The West Virginia Association of Free Clinics in Beckley will also receive $88,000 from the settlement.


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