Dental school to host annual free dental exam day, Jan. 12

Is your New Year’s resolution to take better care of your teeth? If so, honor that commitment on Saturday, Jan. 12, by visiting Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine for a free dental exam, x-rays, cleaning and oral cancer screening.

Visit the Case Western Reserve dental clinic for free dental exams between 9 and 11 a.m. The clinic is at 2123 Emergency Drive (Cornell Road and Emergency Drive). Simply call 216.368.0214 to let the dental school know you are coming. If you are unable to call, walk-ins on Saturday also are welcome.

Patients must be 18 years or older and cannot be a current patient or have full dentures.

Depending on the type of dental care needed, patients with certain dental needs may qualify for additional free or extensively reduced services. Any participant, who wants to become a regular dental school patient, will receive a $10 voucher to help defray the admitting cost during their follow-up visit to the clinic.

Students from the dental school’s student council organize the day of service, known as “Prophy Day,”according to council president Adam Kaiser. Volunteer dental faculty and student dentists provide the free services. Faculty members will oversee the students as they perform exams.

For information, call 216.368.0214 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visit dental.case.edu for details.

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