CFC Recognizes Smiles By Glerum

Child and Family Connections thanks Dr. Karen Glerum and her staff at Smiles By Glerum for seeing and treating eight of the CFC’s foster children in her dental office recently.

Glerum is one of a number of area dental professionals who has agreed to help the CFC’s children have the healthy smiles they deserve. Glerum’s generosity is the kickoff for the next few months of dental fairs for foster children in Palm Beach County.

CFC is working on this project with its case management provider agency, Children’s Home Society of Florida South Coastal Division and the Florida Department of Children and Families. Upcoming clinics are scheduled at FoundCare Health Center in West Palm Beach, which has offered its dental clinic facility for these fairs.

Currently, a number of area dentists as well as other dental care professionals have volunteered to participate in these fairs. Many have also pledged to offer continued services for these children at their own practices after the fairs conclude.

Glerum and her office are a shining example of how the community helps support at-risk children in Palm Beach County. CFC salutes her and all the professionals who are pitching in.

If you know of a dental professional who would be interested in helping children, contact Steve Bardy at (561) 868-4330 or


Above: Dr. Karen Glerum