UMDNJ to Sponsor Give Kids a Smile Day in Galloway Friday

The University Dental Center is one dentist participating in Friday's event.

The University Dental Center at Galloway, located at 4 East Jimmie Leeds Road Building 2, Suite 6, will participate in the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey's (UMDNJ) "Give Kids a Smile" National Access Day on Friday, Feb. 1.

Cleanings, fillings, fluoride and sealant treatments and basic oral health education will be provided to children ages 12 and under from 9 a.m.-noon at the Galloway location, according to UMDNJ.

It is the 11th year that UMDNJ has participated in GKAS, a national initiative held each February by the American Dental Association to focus attention on the epidemic of untreated oral disease among disadvantaged children. 

Give Kids A Smile provides free oral health education, screening and treatment services to children from low-income families across the country that, for a variety of reasons, may not have regular access to such services.

The event is an annual centerpiece to National Children’s Dental Health Month. Last year, more than 4,600 children across New Jersey were given a wide range of dental services by dentists, hygienists and dental assistants.

Other locations participating include:

* UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School in Newark, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.;

* University John H. Cronin Dental Center at Northfield, 9 a.m.–noon;

* University Dental Center at Somerdale Square in Somerdale, 9 a.m.–noon; and

* UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions in Scotch Plains, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., and 2 p.m.–5 p.m.


-- Press release from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey


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