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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
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NSU Teams Up with Nonprofit to Provide Dental and Optometry Services to Children

Nova Southeastern University’s colleges of dental medicine and optometry have collaborated with the nonprofit Kids in Distress (KID) to provide dental and optometric services to underserved children up to age 18. KID is building the facilities at its Wilton Manors campus, which will include a 12-chair dental clinic and eight fully equipped optometry exam rooms, special testing rooms, an optical dispensary, and optical laboratory. 

Third and fourth year NSU dental and optometry students and residents will provide care to more than 5,000 children and families annually. Construction and renovation of the clinic building is expected to be completed in the fall of 2010.

The KID-NSU dental and optometry clinics will be a state-of-the-art facility, which will offer services five days a week and will provide preventative, comprehensive and urgent dental and optometry care to children and their families.  The facility will be focused on meeting the needs of underserved children in the community and providing dental care to those with special needs. The KID-Family Dental Clinic will offer a range of dental services including consultations; check-ups and diagnostic services; preventive and restorative care.  The center will have digital radiography, computerized chair-side patient record keeping, 10 fully equipped lanes for dental services and two private operatories. 

The KID-NSU clinics are taking calls for information and pre-opening appointments at 954-567-5650.  If you would like more information, please e-mail KID Vice President and CFO Jeff Byrd at jeffbyrd@kidsindistress.org.