Resource Logo
PR Newswire

UDM Dental School Presents "Give Kids a Smile"


DETROIT, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many children in Detroit will have a lot more to smile about. With the help of dentists, dental hygienists, faculty, staff and students, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry will provide free oral health care services to more than 150 children from low-income families on Saturday, February 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UDM's Corktown Campus.

UDM Dental School will host the event; 4th year students of the dental program with our faculty supervising will put on the bulk care of the event.  The "Give Kids a Smile" program has been a success for the past decade.

"There are so many children in our area that have not seen a dentist," said Mert Aksu, dean of the School of Dentistry. "UDM's dental clinic provides care to the homeless, the elderly and AIDS patients, and this event reflects the University's mission to help others," he added.

"Give Kids A Smile" is a program designed for children, ages four through 16. After each screening, participants will take home a free oral health kit containing toothpaste, floss... and a big smile.

For more information, please call the UDM School of Dentistry at 313-494-6700. The school is located at 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, off I-96, near downtown Detroit.

CONTACT: Nina Carter
Gary D. Lichtman
Media Relations

SOURCE  University of Detroit Mercy


Copyright © 2013 -PR Newswire, Publisher. All rights reserved to PR Newswire.. Reproduced with permission. Reproduction of this article (other than one copy for personal reference) must be cleared through PR Newswire, Permissions, 810 Seventh Ave., 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10019.

Information in this article was accurate in January 31, 2013. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.