Kids from Illinois Will Receive Free Dental Care

underserved kidsThere are a lot of kids that cannot get the proper dental care services due to low incomes of their parents and some of them have to suffer from delayed dental care and progressive dental diseases. But, thanks to such dental schools as Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine, kids will receive an exclusive opportunity to reduce pain and to get examination that will reduce any further risks of dental diseases.

As a result, parents will be able to bring their kids to the main clinic of the school and to check their dental health. To qualify for free dental services, a kid should be between the ages of 3 and 13. The event will take place on Monday, Oct. 12 and any parent needs to be ready to come at 7:30 a.m. to join the line. The event is called Give Kids a Smile Day and dentists will provide such services as fillings, extractions, cleanings, X-rays and fluoride treatments.

Most of the dentists are represented by students that are studying at SIU School of Dental Medicine. Professional dentists will also be present and will supervise all the work performed by the students. You should not be afraid of it and you can be sure that your kid will get professional and extensive dental care the same day. At the same time, the clinic will provide free meal programs for children that will be qualified for dental care services.

The clinic expects about 300 kids to be served and dentists hope that children in pain will have a chance to get the long waited relief. In addition, the dentists have prepared snacks and educational activities for the kids. The day may be considered as a national holiday that is held thanks to the financial assistance of the American Dental Association that is engaged in sponsoring free dental treatment for underserved kids.

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to noon
Date: Monday, Oct. 12
Address: Building 263, 2800 College Ave. in Alton

Photo by Vandersonmbf [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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