Attention Planning Editors:
The New York University College of Dentistry, in conjunction with the New York County Dental Society and the American Dental Association (ADA), are joining forces on a volunteer initiative to Give Kids a Smile by providing free educational, preventive, and restorative services to children, Friday, February 5, 2010. The services are part of a larger nation-wide initiative to raise awareness and access to dental care for all children.
Please note: The ADA and Henry Schein officials will be at the College of Dentistry, Room 4S, on Friday, February 5, from 10-11 am.
The American Dental Associations eighth annual Give Kids A Smile Day, is a program that has provided free oral health services to millions of underserved children in communities across the country, supported by Henry Schein Cares, the companys global social responsibility program. This year, more than 50,000 dental professionals, including 13,000 dentists, across the nation will volunteer for this one-day event to provide children from low-income families with oral education materials, screening and treatment.
- WHAT: Free dental screening for children; Custom-made mouth-guards for children who play sports; Free dental sealants; Children will receive oral health education, get their BMIs calculated by nutrition interns; all children will receive a cute NYU Dentistry Teddy Bear Clinic teddy bear commemorating their visit!
- WHEN: Friday, 2/5/2010, 9AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY
- WHERE: NYU College of Dentistry, 345 East 24th Street, Pediatric Clinic, 9th Floor
For more information, the public may call: (212) 998-9651.
About New York University College of Dentistry Founded in 1865, New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the US, educating more than 8 percent of all dentists. NYUCD has a significant global reach and provides a level of national and international diversity among its students that is unmatched by any other dental school.