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Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Children from Low-income Families Receive Dental Services from NSU

A child receives free dental at the 2010 “Give Kids a Smile Day.”

Up to 150 low-income children recently received dental services from NSU’s College of Dental Medicine.

Known as “Give Kids a Smile” day, the event provided services such as X-rays, exams, cleaning, prophylaxis, fluoride treatment, sealants and restorations to low-income children between the ages of 2 and 18, who were referred to the College of Dental Medicine from Boys & Girls clubs in South Florida. It was held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the university’s Health Care Centers’ dental clinic, located at the corner of 30th Street and University Drive in Davie.

Give Kids a Smile is an annual national event sponsored by the American Dental Association that provides free dental care to children who do not have dental insurance or Medicaid. Many of these children have never seen a dentist before.

Last year, NSU’s College of Dental Medicine provided $125,000 worth of dental care to the children. For more information about next years’ event, please contact Margie Bell at the College of Dental Medicine at 954-262-7302.