The UCSF School of Dentistry will offer free cleanings, exams, dental sealants and fluoride treatments as part of the nationwide “Give Kids a Smile Day.” Each child will receive a free toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. UCSF faculty, volunteer dentists and dental students will provide free dental screenings to satisfy the Kindergarten/1st Grade Oral Health Assessment Bill requirements. Services will be offered to children ages four to 17 on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the media are invited to attend from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
|WHEN:||UCSF School of Dentistry|
707 Parnassus Ave.
|WHERE:||Saturday, February 5|
Media: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Patients: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Despite tremendous declines in childhood cavities, tooth decay remains the single most common chronic disease of childhood. The day is part of a citywide effort to improve oral hygiene and awareness, especially for families with children. The UCSF School of Dentistry is widely regarded as a premier U.S. dental school and is a national leader in addressing pediatric oral health issues, including efforts to reach traditionally underserved populations with high rates of pediatric dental caries.
|INTERVIEW, PHOTO AND AUDIO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES:|
UCSF dental faculty and students. Participating families.
Media interested in attending should contact the UCSF News Office at 415-502-NEWS (6397) to arrange entry to the Dental Clinic.