Roseman University College of Dental Medicine is providing dental screenings and cleanings free to children ages 18 and under at the Give Kids a Smile® event on February 3 from 9am to 4pm in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of oral healthcare and help stop the spread of untreated dental decay.
Anyone is eligible to participate. Children who come will receive a free dental screening and cleaning. They will also leave with a voucher for free x-rays and $50 of care which may be used at the Dental Clinic at Roseman University for future treatment. The voucher is non-transferable and must be used within 6 months of event.
Every $1 spent on prevention for oral health issues saves taxpayers $50 in restorative and emergency procedures for individuals who lack dental insurance or are underinsured, according to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation.
All dental work will be supervised by Roseman University faculty members who are licensed Utah dentists. Student dentists will also provide parents with education and information about proper oral healthcare for children.
Give Kids a Smile® is a national event organized by the American Dental Association. It began in 2003 as a way for dentists across the country to join with others in their community to provide dental services to underserved children. It was initially a one-day event in February and has grown to include national and local events year-round. Approximately 350,000 children receive treatment at 1,500 events with more than 40,000 people volunteering their time to participate.
For more information call 801-878-1200.
The Dental ClinicRoseman University of Health Sciences
10894 S. River Front Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095