Free Dental Work Report — Free dental work for Minnesota kids and adults February 3-5. University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry to Host Free Community Dental Work Events During Children’s Dental Health Month. Healthy Smiles program to provide free dental work for underprivileged kids. Clinic offers free dental work for kids. IU dental work program visits area schools.
Free dental work for Minnesota kids and adults February 3-5
The Give Kids a Smile program of the Minnesota Dental Association has organized volunteers to provide free dental work to “an estimated seven thousand children facing barriers to care” across the state on February 4-5.
In Mankato, free cleanings, exams, and sealants for children younger than 18 will be offered from 2-9 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, February 4. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. “The effort stems from concern about a growing number of children who don’t get needed dental work.”
Adults may get free dental exams and X-rays at MSU on February 4 from 8 a.m. to noon.
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry to Host Free Community Dental Work Events During Children’s Dental Health Month
Hundreds of children from low-income families throughout Northern California will receive oral health education and free dental screenings this February thanks to the dedication of students and faculty at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Through events in San Francisco, Union City, Calif., and Stockton, Calif., students, faculty and volunteers from the dental community are collaborating to make a difference in the lives of local families.
As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the dental school’s Union City Dental Care Center will host Give Kids A Smile® on Feb. 5. Through a partnership with the Southern Alameda County Dental Society, nearly 80 dental professionals, residents, auxiliary staff and other volunteers will join together to provide free screenings and more complex procedures such as fillings and extractions to attending children. Kids and parents will also receive oral hygiene instructions, toothbrushes and toothpaste. The event, which also features family entertainment, will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Union City Dental Care Center located at 1203 J Street in Union City. For more information, call 510.782.5442.
Healthy Smiles program to provide free dental work for underprivileged kids
Ottawa Public Health announced the arrival of the Healthy Smiles Ontario, a program that will help provide free dental work to Ontario children under the age of 17 whose family income is less than $20,000 and do not have access to any form of dental coverage.
Eligible families and children can use the program to receive free check ups, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, and scaling. The procedures are available at several private dentists and dental clinics.
Clinic offers free dental work for kids
Hundreds of low-income McHenry County children can get free dental work in February as dentists participate in Give Kids a Smile Day.
To celebrate February’s Dental Health Month, dentists with the McHenry County Cooperative Dental Clinic and Century Dental in Huntley will provide hundreds of children in low-income families services such as cleanings, X-rays, exams and fluoride treatments.
For the entire month of February, the McHenry County Cooperative Dental Clinic will offer free work and follow-up services for McHenry County residents between 5 and 17 years old, said Debra Quackenbush, spokeswoman for McHenry County’s Health Department.
IU dental work program visits area schools
For the fourth consecutive year undergraduate students from the Indiana University School of Dentistry were on hand at Hoover Elementary School to provide students with free dental check-ups.
The program, Seal Indiana, is open to all students, but Hoover school nurse Amy Riggen said they try to target those children who don’t regularly see a dentist.