The SIU School of Dental Medicine is offering their annual Give Kids A Smile event on Columbus Day, October 8th, 2018. The dental school will provide free comprehensive dental care to children ages 3 – 13 who qualify for their school’s free/reduced lunch program.
Registration is between 7:30 – 12:00 on the day of the event in the gymnasium located on the school’s Alton IL campus on Annex Street. No appointments are necessary.
“We will providing free dental exams, x-rays, extractions, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, fillings, and crowns. We’ve also partnered with several community members to provide free health education, hearing screenings and entertainment to children that day,” according to Director of Community Dentistry Katie Kosten.
Each child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive treatment. All dental services will be provided by SIU School of Dental Medicine faculty, students and staff, members of the Madison and St. Clair District Dental Societies and the Lewis and Clark College dental assisting and dental hygiene faculty and students.