dental services for kids at Owens, Feb. 7
Feb. 3, 2020:
Owens’ Dental Hygiene
in collaboration with the Toledo Dental Society, will be
offering a day of free dental services for children ages
six months to 18 years with limited or no access to care.
The event will take place Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, 8 to 11:30
a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. at the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic
located on the second floor of the Health Technologies Hall on
the Toledo-area Campus.
Give Kids A
is a national initiative by the American Dental Association,
dedicated to focusing attention on the epidemic of untreated
oral disease among disadvantaged children. Held each February in
conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month, Give
Kids A Smile Day provides free oral health education, screening
and treatment services to children from low-income families
across the country.
Owens Dental Hygiene second-year students, faculty and alumni,
and area dentists will be conducting dental services, which will
include dental education and screening, X-rays, oral prophylaxis
(cleanings), limited restorations and dental sealants. In
addition, first-year students from the health programs will
provide educational presentations for parents and children.
Owens’ program also offers dental services to area residents
through its Dental Hygiene Clinic. The 20-chair clinic is
staffed by dental hygiene students and supervised by licensed
dental professionals at Owens, and appointments are available
during the Fall and Spring semesters for a $30 fee.
Individuals interested in receiving free dental service are
encouraged to contact the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic at
(567) 661-7294 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7294. Appointment
reservations must be made prior to the event.