Space still available for Give Kids a Smile day, free dental services at MCC

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The Mohave Community College Dental School is offering free dental services to uninsured children ages 4-14.

Children will receive a free teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, sealants and oral hygiene tips.  

Call 928-704-4178 and make an appointment today!  Space is limited!

 

What:            Give Kids a Smile

                       Free Dental Services

 

When:           Saturday, February 8

                       8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Where:         Mohave Community College Dental Hygiene School

                     Bullhead City Campus  

                     3400 Highway 95

                     Building 900 (Legacy Foundation Allied Health Building 1)

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Background Information from the Arizona Dental Foundation:

This charitable giving day is part of the Give Kids a Smile initiative, created by the American Dental Association 15 years ago to reduce school absenteeism by eliminating oral pain.

Give Kids a Smile is held statewide in February to recognize National Children’s Dental Health Month and to build awareness of children’s oral health issues and unmet need. MCC dental hygiene students have been participating in the program for over 10 years.

 

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services — Office of Oral Health:

  • More than 60% of children have untreated tooth decay. Nearly 30% of Arizona children have untreated tooth decay (urgent defined as swelling, pain, infection).
  • School age children are more likely to have tooth decay than asthma, hay fever or chronic bronchitis.