19
February
2003
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12:00 AM
America/New_York

Ohio State to offer free dental services for children

More than one-third of Ohio’s 6- to 8-year-olds from low-income families have untreated dental disease, according to the Ohio Department of Health. For this reason, the College of Dentistry will offer free dental services to children in Columbus’ Boys and Girls Club during national Give Kids A Smile! Day.

The event will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday (2/21) on the second floor of the College of Dentistry, Postle Hall 305 W. 12th Ave.

Along with receiving dental screenings, cleanings and education, each child will take home a Crest Healthy Smiles Kit that includes a toothbrush and toothpaste, activity sheets and brochures on good oral health.

Give Kids A Smile! Day is part of the National Children’s Dental Health Month. The event was designed to reach children from low-income families who cannot afford oral health care services.

WHAT: The College of Dentistry will offer free dental services to members of Columbus’ Boys and Girls Club.

WHEN: From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday (2/21).

WHERE: Second floor of the College of Dentistry, Postle Hall 305 W. 12th Ave.

WHY: To educate children on the importance of good oral health by offering dental screenings, cleanings and information.