December 14, 2013
Farmingdale State College will host its fifth annual “Give Kids a Smile” day on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 1 – 5 pm. Elementary school children and their families from neighboring towns will visit the campus to receive free oral screenings, dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants and oral health education.
Children from nearby Farmingdale as well as Lindenhurst, South Huntington, Amityville, North Babylon, Wyandanch as well as other school districts will be invited to participate in the event.
This national event, sponsored by the American Dental Association, was developed to provide children with access to dental services. Over 250 children and volunteers are expected to attend the free event.
The Farmingdale State dental hygiene department will again collaborate with the Nassau County Dental Society, the Suffolk County Dental Society and the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. Faculty and students from the dental hygiene department will participate at all three sites. Events will take place at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and the Dental Hygiene Care Center at Farmingdale State College.
Farmingdale’s dental hygiene program is part of the College’s School of Health Sciences, which enrolls over 700 students. The department offers both associate in science and bachelor of science degrees. The state-of-the-art Dental Hygiene Care Center provides services to the public to provide optimum care for each patient. All treatment provided at the center is supervised by registered dental hygienists and dentists employed by Farmingdale State College.