Bulletin of Dental Education

Midwestern University Dental Students Help Give Kids a Healthy Smile

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Midwestern GKASStudents from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois (CDMI) recently teamed up with the DuPage County Health Department Dental Clinic and the College of DuPage Dental Hygiene Program to improve children’s oral health through the national Give Kids A Smile program. As part of the Children’s Dental Health Month held each February, the Give Kids A Smile program provides free dental care services to underserved children across the country. 

This year, 19 CDMI dental students volunteered to work with dentists, hygienists and assistants to deliver dental care to 94 children. The students helped provide screenings, dental sealants, prophylaxis and addressed urgent care needs under the supervision of board-certified dentists. In total, the children received 208 free dental procedures and learned about the importance of regular dental care.  

Student dentists in their final years of extensive professional education and training also treat patients under the close supervision of licensed faculty at the Midwestern University Dental Institute. As a teaching clinic, patients can expect comprehensive, compassionate dental care—at about half the cost. The Dental Institute is part of Midwestern University’s Multispecialty Clinic located in Downers Grove, IL. For more information about the services offered at the Dental Institute, contact (630) 743-4500 or visit mwuclinics.com.

Courtesy of Jill A. Blair-Smith, Assistant Director, Communications—Downers Grove, Midwestern University

Published on March 14, 2018

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