MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Hosts Free Adult and Children's Dental Screening at Cesar Chavez Festival

What: UCSF will offer free adult and children’s dental screenings at the Cesar Chavez Festival where there will be music, entertainment and arts & crafts. UCSF dental school residents will perform the screenings and apply fluoride varnishes to prevent cavities. Residents will also provide free dental education and referrals to the UCSF Dental Center where all public dental insurance is accepted. No appointment is necessary and screenings will take approximately 15 minutes.

When: Saturday April 12, 2014
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Photo and interview opportunities for media 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 24th Street between Treat St. and Bryant St.

Why: Early detection is key to diagnosing potential tooth decay, which remains one of the most common diseases. By age 17, more than 7 percent of children have lost a permanent tooth to decay.


  • Supervisor David Campos
  • UCSF dentists and residents
  • Individuals receiving dental screenings
  • Festival coordinators

About UC San Francisco

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. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy, a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic biomedical, translational and population sciences, as well as a preeminent biomedical research enterprise and two top-ranked hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.