VCU School of Dentistry to help give kids a smile

Free dental Friday, Feb. 6th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in the Wood Memorial Building, 521 N. 11th St. Call to schedule an appointment.

When uninsured or underinsured dental care is often the forgotten piece of the healthcare puzzle.  Next Friday parents can get their children a bit of care that might be missing in their routine. The VCU School of Dentistry will be providing free services, call 804-828-9095 to get more information of schedule an appointment.

Full Press Release:

On Give Kids a Smile Day, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry’s Pediatric Dentistry Clinic will provide free services for children in need of dental care who do not have dental insurance.

The clinic will be open Friday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Wood Memorial Building, 521 N. 11th St.

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry will provide exams, cleanings, X-rays, fillings, extractions and minor restorations for children from birth to age 18. The Pediatric Dental Clinic has 14 chairs with two suites for general anesthesia and two rooms for oral sedation, and specializes in dental care for medically compromised and special needs children as well as otherwise healthy children.

Give Kids a Smile Day is organized annually by the American Dental Association during National Children’s Dental Health Month. The program, which was designed to provide education, preventive and restorative oral health care for children, has served approximately 350,000 children each year since starting in 2003. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 804-828-9095.

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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