Creighton dental school to hold “Give Kids a Smile Day”
Creighton University School of Dentistry, in partnership with the Hope Medical Outreach Coalition, will provide free oral health services to as many as 100 metro-area children on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
More than 200 dentists, dental students and other volunteers are expected to participate in “Give Kids a Smile Day,” held in conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month. Similar events are planned at more than 2,000 locations across the country. Creighton is the only Omaha site.
“Give Kids a Smile” is designed to raise awareness about the importance of dental health in children and provide education and dental services to low-income children who may not have access to dental care. This is the fifth year for the national event.
At Creighton, children will receive free oral health exams, including X-rays; teeth cleanings; and fluoride treatments. Children between the ages of 3-18 are eligible. Children must be accompanied by adults.
In addition to dental care, children will also be entertained by a clown, storyteller, and other activities. Each child will receive a bag of dental supplies.
A maximum of 100 children can be treated during the 8:30 a.m.-noon event at the Creighton School of Dentistry, 2802 Webster St. To register, call 213-9788.