Two toothy youngsters have been named the winners of Penobscot Community Health Care Dental Center’s first Cutest Smile Contest.
Jensyn, the 11-month-old son of Brittanie Ritchie and Nick Gilman of Orrington, and Zoe, 7-month-old daughter of Brad and Kristi Roy of Bangor, attended an event last week to celebrate their new titles and discuss the importance of early oral health care.
PCHC Dental Center held its Cutest Smile Contest via Facebook through May 7, inviting people to post photos of their youngsters and their smile. Children up to age 12 of the Bangor area were eligible to participate, and photos with the most “likes” won.
Due to a near overwhelming response, PCHC chose two winners.
All of the photos are posted at facebook.com/PenobscotCommunityHealthCare.
Both Jensyn and Zoe will be featured in a PCHC Dental Center TV commercial, similar to PCHC’s “First Tooth, First Visit” commercial now airing in the Bangor market.
PCHC, a nonprofit organization founded in 1997, is the only Federally Qualified Health Center in the Greater Bangor area.
Fourteen clinics in the Bangor area offer a wide range of services including family medicine, dental, pediatrics, geriatrics, nursing home care, psychiatry, mental health and substance abuse services, physical therapy, lab, X-ray, pharmacy and health care for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.