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Building renovations a boon for kids’ dental health

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    Jennifer Kaipat, left, who just gave birth to a girl, confers with Ginny Coe, director of the Women, Infants and Children federal nutrition program. The program’s offices in July moved into a newly renovated building that houses some of Kalihi-Palama Health Center’s operations.

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    Jomar Josaia played with the toys at the Women, Infants and Children program office on King Street. The 1-year-old was there for a dental exam.

  • PAT GEE / PGEE@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, the health center’s newly renovated building at 710 N. King St. on the corner of Pua Lane opened in late July.

  • PAT GEE / PGEE@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Dr. Jennifer Tan Heahlke, a dentist at the Kalihi-Palama Health Center, did a preliminary exam of 1-year-old Jomar Josaia.

A near-constant stream of cars zipping along a busy stretch of King Street can be enough to deter a mom with toddlers in tow from braving a pedestrian crossing to get to a pediatrician or dental appointment on the other side. Read more

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