UCSF Dental Clinic Offers Free Cleanings for "Give Kids A Smile Day"

By Kevin Eisenmann


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.
San Francisco
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.

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.