OU College of Dentistry Offers Free Dental Care to Children Feb. 23
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Dental students from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry will offer complimentary dental care for children between the ages of 4 and 12, and complimentary screenings for children between the ages of 1 and 3 on Saturday, Feb. 23.
During the college’s annual Kids’ Day Program, scheduled from 7:30 to 10:15 a.m., both dental and dental hygiene students – working under the supervision of trained dentists – will provide cleanings, fillings, crowns and caps as needed.
“February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and the Kids’ Day program is a great opportunity for the students and faculty at the OU College of Dentistry to contribute to this cause by reaching out and making a difference in the oral health of Oklahoma children who might not have the benefit of access to dental care,” said Dr. Tim Fagan, D.D.S., MS, Head of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and faculty sponsor of the Kids’ Day program student group.
Patients will be seen as quickly as possible, but participants should be prepared to spend several hours at the event. Participants are asked to bring necessary personal items such as medication, diapers, snacks, etc. A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children/patients. Free parking will be available.
The OU College of Dentistry is home to the state’s only doctor of dental surgery program and baccalaureate degree program in dental hygiene. More than 60 percent of the state of Oklahoma’s dentists are graduates of the OU College of Dentistry. The college provides general dental care and specialty care to Oklahomans through student, resident and faculty practice clinics. The OU College of Dentistry has established a reputation of training its students to provide the highest quality of clinical care available.
Registration is required and space is limited. To register, for more information or for accommodations on the basis of disability, call (405) 607-4755. Screenings will take place on the OU Health Sciences Center at the OU College of Dentistry, 1201 N. Stonewall Ave.
OU Medicine — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Medicine is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Medicine serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Medicine’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research.