Dental Hygiene students to "Give Kids A Smile" on Saturday, Feb. 4

Students, faculty and staff from the University's School of Dental Health Science will administer free dental care to area low-income children as part of a national "Give Kids A Smile" initiative.

Pacific University's School of Dental Health Science will provide approximately 80 low-income children with complimentary oral healthcare on Saturday, Feb. 4 as part of the American Dental Association's national Give Kids A Smile initiative.

Joining Pacific's Dental hygiene students, faculty and staff at the University's Health Professions Campus in Hillsboro will be 20 dentists and 10 hygienists who belong to the Washington County Dental Society.

Pre-selected children from Cornelius Elementary School will receive oral hygiene instruction, dental exams, fluoride treatments and other services, including restorations or extractions, if necessary.

Adelante Mujeres, a Latina women's support group, will provide six Spanish language translators. An additional six volunteers from the local community will assist the School and WCDS.

Students, faculty and staff from the School of Dental Health Science recently provided complimentary care at a Project Homeless Connect event in Hillsboro.

The School of Dental Health Science has participated in the ADA's Give Kids A Smile initiative for the past several years. 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the ADA initiative.



Posted by Joe Lang ( on Jan 31, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Edited by Stephanie Haugen ( on May 1, 2012 at 4:09 PM

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