The NDSCS Allied Dental Education Clinic will be participating in the annual American Dental Association's Give Kids a Smile Day on February 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NDSCS Dental Clinic in Wahpeton, N.D. This nationwide event designates a day for free dental care for children who may have difficulty accessing dental care. The clinic will be providing dental care to individuals age three to 20.
Services provided may include basic restorative procedures, simple extractions and patient exams. Allied Dental Students will perform cleanings, radiographs, sealants, fluoride application and oral health education. Approximately $22,000 worth of donated services was provided to local children in 2010 with the help of volunteers, local and regional dentists, hygienists, assistants and the NDSCS Allied Dental Education Department staff and students.
"We are fortunate to receive support and/or contributions from the North Dakota Dental Foundation, the American Dental Association, local and regional dental community volunteers and Henry Schein and Patterson Dental. We are looking forward to providing care for children in need and hope to make this year another successful event," said NDSCS Give Kids a Smile Program Coordinator Lucinda Johnson.
Those interested in scheduling an appointment should contact the Allied Dental Education Clinic at 701-671-2333.