Jun 24, 2009    #090
Contact: John Austin

UMKC School of Dentistry's 'Tots 'n Teeth' program provides free dental screenings

The Dental School will host two events this summer for Kansas City area children ages one to three.

Kansas City, Mo. - Children ages one to three received free dental screenings on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry as part of the school’s "Tots 'n Teeth" program. Along with the screenings for their children, parents and guardians received free dental education, emphasizing the importance of early dental care for young children.

This event was the first of two scheduled Tots ‘n Teeth programs at the Dental School this summer. The second Tots ‘n Teeth event will be held on Saturday morning, August 1, 2009.

Parents/guardians can call 816-235-2111 to set up a free appointment for their children. The UMKC School of Dentistry is located at the UMKC Health Sciences Campus at Hospital Hill, 650 E. 25th St. (25th & Holmes), Kansas City, Mo.

About the UMKC School of Dentistry

The UMKC School of Dentistry originated in 1881 as the Kansas City Dental College. The name has changed and the school has grown and evolved into a multi-faceted institution, but it has maintained a tradition of excellence in education for over a century. The school offers a varied and complete range of educational experiences for students of dentistry and dental hygiene and for graduate and continuing education students.

About UMKC

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience.

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This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).


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