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NYUCD and ABC7 Host "Spring Smiles" for New Yorkers

From April 15 through April 17, 2009, the NYU College of Dentistry and ABC7 teamed up, once again, to offer free dental screenings for New Yorkers of all ages.

As in previous years, NYUCD's longtime media partner, ABC7, promoted the screenings vigorously on the air, with ABC7 meteorologist Lee Goldberg serving as the spokesperson for the event. Thanks in large part to ABC7's public service announcements and oral health stories featuring NYUCD faculty experts, nearly 1,300 New Yorkers took advantage of the free screenings, which included oral health screenings for adults and children, oral cancer screenings for adults, and free dental IDs, dental sealants, and custom-made mouth guards for youngsters, in addition to other special services.

"The success of the 2009 screenings underscores the critical need for expanded access to health care for all New Yorkers," said Dean Bertolami. "NYUCD is extremely proud to partner with ABC7 to offer as much care as possible to our fellow New Yorkers."