Media Advisory: UCSF Hosts Free Children's Dental Screening at Sunday Streets

WHAT: UCSF, in partnership with the California State Assembly and San Francisco Board of Supervisors, will offer free children’s dental screenings in conjunction with the Bayview Opera House Sunday Streets Family Health and Wellness Fair. UCSF dental school residents will perform the screenings and apply fluoride varnishes to prevent cavities.

Early detection is key to diagnosing potential tooth decay, which remains one of the most common diseases of childhood – five times as common as asthma. By age 17, more than 7 percent of children have lost a permanent tooth to decay.

No appointment is necessary and screenings will take approximately 15 minutes. Oral health education and Denti-Cal advisors will be onsite.

Additional Sunday Streets activities will include mural painting, dance lessons, free bike rentals and a bookmobile. For more information on Bayview Opera House Sunday Streets, see: http://www.sundaystreetssf.com/.

WHEN:
Sunday, June 12, 2011
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Photo and interview opportunities for media 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:
Bayview Opera House
4705 Third Street @ Oakdale
Muni 23, 24, 44, T-Third

INTERVIEW, PHOTO AND VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Malia Cohen, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 10 (noon)
  • Jeremy Horst, DDS, UCSF pediatric dentistry resident
  • Individuals undergoing screenings if consented by UCSF on site

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kevin Eisenmann, UCSF News Office, 415-476-2557. Day of event cell phone: 415-317-4203.

About UCSF
UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. http://www.ucsf.edu/