Free Kids Comprehensive Dental Care at Southern Illinois University
Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) will be repeating the event it held last year where it treated 118 children. For this year’s event, which will be its 13th time, it will be treating an estimated 200 children between the ages of 3 and13 at its Give Kids A Smile Day.
Give Kids A Smile Day is a national event sponsored by the American Dental Association to provide free dental treatment to children.
The event (including registration) will start at 7:30 a.m. until 12 (noon) on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
-Registration: Building 281 on Annex Street off College Avenue.
-Treatment: School’s main clinic in building 263, 2800 College Ave. in Alton.
It is vital that a parent or legal guardian comes with each children so that they can get treated.
For more information, you can contact Valerie Donahue from the School of Dental Medicine at (618) 474-7200 or [email protected]
SIU students are very motivated for this event and will do everything possible to keep the young patients happy and animated during the long waiting periods. They are planing funn but educational games and activities to keep children active while teaching them about oral health, diet, etc.
What will the clinic cover?
-Extractions and fillings
All dental services will be provided by SIU SDM faculty, students and staff, and Lewis and Clark Community College dental assisting and dental hygiene faculty and students. Professionals and volunteers from the community also participate.
Volunteers are welcome!
If you would like to help and become a volunteer, please contact the Main Patient Clinic by phone at (618) 474‑7000 or you can contact Valerie Donahue from the School of Dental Medicine at (618) 474-7200 or [email protected]