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​Pitt School of Dental Medicine Faculty and Students ‘Give Kids a Smile’ With Free Dental Care

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Courtney Caprara
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1/27/2016

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WHAT: Local uninsured children between the ages of 3 and 18 will receive free dental care at the 14th annual “Give Kids a Smile” event. Students, residents and faculty from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine will provide examinations and preventative treatments, such as teeth cleaning and x-rays, while also performing any necessary restorative care, extractions and fillings.
 
WHY: Pitt Dental Medicine has collaborated with the American Dental Association (ADA) for over 10 years as part of this volunteer event to serve children in need. The school’s efforts were recognized this year with the E. “Bud” Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Award, a grant from the ADA Foundation honoring the significant contributions Pitt has made to the community.
 
WHO:

WHEN: 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 29

WHERE: University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Salk Hall, 3501 Terrace St., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15260
 
Note to Media: To cover this event, contact Courtney Caprara at 412-647-6190 or CapraraCL@upmc.edu. A media relations representative will meet you in the Salk Hall lobby and escort you to the clinic.