Fall 2004 Table of Contents
News from the College
ABC 7 and Colgate-Palmolive Join College of Dentistry in Cosponsoring Free Oral Health Screenings

From Tuesday, September 28, through Saturday, October 2, the NYU College of Dentistry opened its doors to over 1,500 New York adults and children for five days of free oral health screenings, plus oral cancer exams, blood glucose testing, sealants and mouth guards for children, and full denture replacements for senior citizens. An on-site panel of experts provided screening participants the opportunity to “Ask the Experts” any question at all about oral health.

The College’s long-time screening partner, ABC 7, once again promoted the screenings with public service announcements, and popular ABC 7 meteorologist Sam Champion broadcast stories describing the screenings and highlighting oral health advances, such as preventive techniques to keep children cavity-free and help for denture wearers by anchoring lower dentures with implants to prevent bone loss and avoid eating and speaking problems that occur when dentures slip and slide.

“With so many people in need,” said Dean Michael C. Alfano, “NYU, ABC 7, and Colgate-Palmolive felt it essential to join forces once again in order to offer as much free care as possible to New Yorkers.”