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Creighton University Gives Kids Healthier Smiles

Creighton University Gives Kids Healthier Smiles

Creighton University School of Dentistry will provide free oral health services to as many as 100 metro-area children on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

More than 120 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 regular dental care. This is the eighth year for the Creighton event.

At Creighton, children will receive free oral health exams, including X-rays, teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants. Children between the ages of 3-18 years are eligible; children must be accompanied by adults. Each child will also receive a bag of dental supplies.

A maximum of 100 children can be treated during the 8:00 a.m.-noon event at the Creighton School of Dentistry, 2802 Webster St. To register, call Sherri at (402) 213-9788. Both English, and Spanish-speaking registration personnel are available.