News Release

UDM Hosts 12th Annual “Give Kids A Smile” with American Dental Association

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, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on 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. "Give Kids a Smile" program has been a success for the past decade.

"There are so many children in our area that have never seen a dentist," said Mert Aksu, dean of the School of Dentistry. "UDM's dental clinic provides care to people of all walks of life including the homeless, elderly patients with AIDS, 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 in partnership with the American Dental Association. 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, of I-96, near downtown Detroit.

Release date: February 04, 2014

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