Farmingdale State College Hosts "Give Kids A Smile" on 2/22
February 11, 2019
The Dental Hygiene Department at Farmingdale State College will host its 12th Annual
Give Kids a Smile event on Friday, February 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Children
ages 1 – 17 and their parents are invited to visit the Dental Hygiene Care Center
in Gleeson Hall, to receive free oral screenings, dental cleanings, fluoride treatments,
sealants, and oral health education, provided by faculty and students from Farmingdale's
Dental Hygiene Department.
A speech pathologist will be on hand, and students from the college's Nursing program will provide blood pressure screenings for parents. Students and faculty from the Medical Laboratory Technology Department will demonstrate proper hand-washing techniques for all attendees.
Give Kids a Smile is free, but appointments are required.
Call 631-420-2534, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., through 2/20.
A parent/legal guardian must accompany the child to their appointment.
Give Kids a Smile is sponsored nationally by the American Dental Association, and was developed to provide children with access to preventive dental care. Approximately 200 children, parents, and volunteers are expected to attend. Sponsors include Henry Schein, Colgate, and Dexis.
The Dental Hygiene program at Farmingdale State College is part of the Theresa Patnode Santmann School of Health Sciences, which enrolls almost 700 students. The department offers both the Associate in Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in dental hygiene. The on-campus Dental Hygiene Care Center provides patients with comprehensive care. All treatment provided at the center is supervised by registered dental hygienists and dentists employed by Farmingdale State College.