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Dental Students to Give Kids a Smile April 5

Seven-year-old Alex Kim looks in the mirror after dental student Jessica Gills tells him about the work she did on his teeth during last year's program.

Ann Arbor, MI — March 4, 2014 — Dental and dental hygiene students and faculty from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry will provide free oral health care services to children ages 5 to 14 on Saturday, April 5.  Due to very cold weather and heavy snowfall earlier this year, the annual event was rescheduled from the first Saturday of February to April 5.  

The program will be held on the second floor of the School of Dentistry, 1011 N. University Ave., on the Central Campus, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.    

An appointment is not necessary.  However, all patients must register.  Children, who must be registered by a parent or guardian, will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9:00.  Because of the time and resources, registration will close after the first 100 patients sign in.

Supervised by faculty, dental and dental hygiene students will provide teeth cleanings, sealants, X-rays, and simple fillings.  

Free parking will be available on the upper level of the Fletcher Street parking structure adjacent to the School of Dentistry.

The program is a part of the American Dental Association’s annual nationwide program, Give Kids a Smile.  For more information, call the U-M School of Dentistry at (888) 707-2500.