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Give Kids a Smile Day

February 19, 2016

Around 160 kids received free dental care Friday, February 19, 2016, during Give Kids a Smile Day. For many years the School of Allied Health's Dental Hygiene program has been participating in this event and Give Adults a Smile Day events partnering with the Southern Illinois Dental Society and the Southern Illinois Dental Hygiene Society. About 90 SIU students took part in Friday's event.

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CASA Dental Hygiene students Kallie Victor, Senior; Kiersten Hosfield, Junior; and Norine Blackstead, Junior were a few of the talented students who made the day a success!

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It is through caring faculty, such as Jennifer Sherry of the Dental Hygiene program, that CASA continues to grow in enrollment, retention, and college to career success stories.

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Kate Baba, a Carbondale Middle School teacher, brought a group of 10 students to the Give a Kid a Smile Day. The CASA Dental Hygiene team of faculty, staff, and students, such as those pictured, including Amy Stacey, CDC Clinic Manager; Carolyn Harmon, Dental Clerk; Jordan O’Donnell, Senior; Jilissa Payne, Senior; and Jill Pratt, Senior, provided fantastic service to all. Congratulations!

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CASA Dental Hygiene students Quinshawnte Washington, Sophomore, and Rodjzae Finches-Heard, Sophomore, provided a friendly welcome to all children and families who visited!