OU College of Dentistry Students to Offer Free Dental Care to Children
Location: College of Dentistry
Students from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry will offer dental care for children between the ages of four and 12 at no cost on Saturday, February 29.
Space is limited, so pre-registration is required and will open on February 11.
To pre-register, for more information or for accommodations on the basis of disability, call (405) 607-4755.
Screenings will take place at the OU College of Dentistry on the OU Health Sciences Center campus, 1201 N. Stonewall Ave.
During the college’s annual Kids’ Day Program, scheduled from 7:30 to 10:15 a.m., both dental and dental hygiene students – working under the supervision of trained dentists – will provide cleanings, fillings, crowns and caps as needed.
“Kids’ Day is a wonderful opportunity for our students to give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of others who may not normally have the opportunity to receive dental care,” said Tim Fagan, D.D.S., M.S., head of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and faculty sponsor of the Kids’ Day program student group.
Patients will be seen as quickly as possible, but those attending should be prepared to spend several hours at the event. Participants are asked to bring necessary personal items such as medication, diapers, snacks, etc. A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children/patients. Free parking will be available.
The OU College of Dentistry is home to the state’s only doctor of dental surgery program and baccalaureate degree program in dental hygiene. The college provides general dental care and specialty care to Oklahomans through student, resident and faculty practice clinics.