NYU College of Dentistry is the National Host Site for the Fifth Annual Give Kids A Smile Day, Feb. 2

NYU College of Dentistry is the National Host Site for the

Fifth Annual Give Kids A Smile Day, Feb. 2

Event  Officially Kicks Off National Children’s Dental Health Month 2007

New York University College of Dentistry, in partnership with  the American Dental Association (ADA), is leading a national  volunteer initiative to Give Kids A Smile® by providing free educational, preventive, and restorative services to children, Friday, February 2, 2007.  The services are part of a larger nationwide initiative to raise awareness and access to dental care for all children. Some 50,000 dental volunteers throughout the U.S. will provide an estimated $75 million in free care on February 2, to approximately one million underserved children.

WHO:                Participating youngsters from New York City schools

WHAT:               Free dental check ups, X-rays, sealants, custom-fitted mouth guards, “toothprints” which take an impression of a child’s bite and capture DNA for purposes of identification, andcomplimentary oral healthcare products. There will also be NYU nurses on site to do vision and hearing screenings and a nutritionist to provide height, weight, and BMI screenings.

 

WHEN:              Friday, February 2, 2007, from 9am to 5pm.  NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY

 

WHERE:            NYU College of Dentistry, 345 East 24th Street, Clinic 4S

 

For more information, the public may call: (212) 998-9651.

Give Kids A Smile Day® is a national children’s dental care access day cosponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA), Long  Island-based healthcare products distributor Henry Schein,  Colgate-Palmolive, and the DEXIS Corporation.


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