On August 28, 2018, the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine will provide free dental screening, cleanings, fluoride treatment and oral health education to hundreds of underserved children at their annual Give Kids A Smile® event.
Sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA), Give Kids A Smile events are part of a national campaign to provide dental care and promote the importance of oral health to children who might not have ready access due to their economic status. Many families on Long Island do not have adequate dental insurance or the means to provide for proper preventive care for their children.
“Each year, the School of Dental Medicine looks forward to hosting our Give Kids A Smile event and to welcoming children from all over Long Island to receive critical oral health care,” said Dr. Mary Truhlar, Dean, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. “I am so appreciative of our faculty, staff, and students for their dedication to making this day successful and impactful each year.”
According to the ADA, each year about 350,000 to 400,000 children are treated at more than 1,500 locations across the nation during Give Kids A Smile events. Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine has participated in the program since its inception in 2002.
The August 28 event will be held from 2 pm to 6 pm at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s Dental Care Center and is open to children between the ages of one to seventeen. To schedule an appointment or obtain more information, please call the School of Dental Medicine at (631) 632-8889 or (631) 632-8967 from 9 am to 5 pm.
Walk-ins will be accepted if time permits. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please note: this is a one-time event and will not establish any child as a patient of record at the Dental Care Center.
Take LIE east to exit 62 N, Nicolls Road (approximately 8 miles). Cross over Rt. 347. The second light is Stony Brook’s entrance. Make a left at the South Entrance (West Campus) and go around the curve. The parking lot for the Dental Care Center is on the right. Enter main doors and follow signs for Give Kids A Smile registration desk.