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NYU College of Dentistry to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Week with a Black History Month Oral Health Day

January 31, 2011
N-220, 2010-11

The New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) Office of Student Affairs in collaboration with the NYS Assemblyman, Keith Wright, NY City Councilwomen, Inez Dickens, and Vice President Allen McFarlane of NYU’s Office of Student Diversity Programs and Services will sponsor The Martin Luther King Jr. /Black History Oral Health Day on Saturday, February 12th from 12:00 – 3:00 pm at the Harlem State Office building. 

The NYUCD Dental Van will provide complimentary oral screenings to adults and children.   Assemblyman Keith Wright and Vice President Allen McFarlane will make an appearance at 12:00 noon to open the day.  The event will be held in front of the Harlem State Office building at 125th street between 7th and Lenox.

MLK Week 2011 at New York University is scheduled for February 7-12, 2011. This year we will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1961 visit of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to our Campus. It was on February 10th when Dr. King met with members of the NYU community during a three-hour visit. After lunch with student leaders and meeting campus officials, Dr. King delivered a speech entitled, “The Future of Integration.”

To learn more about the Featured Event and other thought-provoking programming and activities planned by the NYU community at large, please visit the official NYU MLK Week 2011 website for details and information: www.nyu.edu/mlkweek

About the NYUCD Dental Van

Launched in early 2000, NYU’s Smiling Faces, Going Places dental van is the first dental facility on wheels to travel throughout New York City and beyond to treat children living in federally-designated health professional shortage areas. Each day the van travels to a public school, Head Start Program, community health center, or facility for the developmentally disabled to provide comprehensive preventive, educational, and primary health services intended to improve the oral health and overall well being of poor and low-income children.

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.

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Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

NYU College of Dentistry to Celebrate MLK Week with a Black History Month Oral Health Day

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