OU College of Dentistry Students Offer Free Dental Care to Children
Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Kids' Day 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY—Students from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry will offer dental care for children between the ages of 4 and 12 at no cost on Saturday, Feb. 29.
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., MS, 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. The OU College of Dentistry has established a reputation for training its students to provide the highest quality of clinical care available.
Because space is limited, pre-registration is required and will open on Feb. 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.
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One of nation’s few academic health centers with seven professional colleges — Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Graduate Studies — the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center serves approximately 4,000 students in more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs on campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. For more information, visit ouhsc.edu.
OU Medicine — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Medicine is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Medicine serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Medicine’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research. To learn more, visit oumedicine.com.