January 06, 2010

Dental School Hosts Annual Free Dental Exam Day

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The public is invited to a free dental exam, X-rays and teeth cleaning on Saturday, Jan. 30, during Prophy Day at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, at Cornell Road and Emergency Drive (University Hospitals of Cleveland). No appointment is needed for the first-come, first-served exams from 9 a.m. to noon.

Walk-in patients must be 18 years or older, not a current patient or someone with full dentures.

The dental exam includes X-rays and cleanings during the volunteer service day organized by dental students from the school's Student Council.

Patients, who need additional dental work, will receive a $20 voucher to be used for a future appointment at the school's clinic. Also depending on the type of dental care needed, some patients may qualify for some free or extensively reduced services, said Stephanie Morgan, secretary of the Student Council.

Faculty will oversee the dental students as they perform the cleanings, x-rays and exams.

While patients wait for their exams, the dental school will provide indoor waiting areas with movies.

For information, call 216-368-3864 or 216-368-0450 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. If the line is busy, the dental school asks that you call back instead of leaving a message. Also visit the dental school Web site for details.

For more information contact Susan Griffith, 216.368.1004.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, January 6, 2010 12:30 PM | News Topics: Community Outreach, Faculty, School of Dental Medicine, Staff, Students

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