Appointments available for ‘Give Adults a Smile Day’

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Appointments available for ‘Give Adults a Smile Day’

May 03, 2017, Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Openings are available for the seventh annual “Give Adults a Smile Day” held at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Dental Hygiene Clinic. 

The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 21, at the SIU Dental Hygiene Clinic, 1365 Douglas Drive, located west of the SIU Arena. Appointments can be made until May 14 by calling 618/453-8826. After that, patients can leave their name and telephone number in a phone message that will be checked periodically. 

Organizers encourage eligible patients to call. Patients will be seen by appointment only.

Jennifer S. Sherry, associate professor and event coordinator, anticipates about 75 appointments, with about 30 volunteers – including dental hygiene students and dental hygienists and dentists from the community-- participating. In this event, patients 21 and older will receive free dental exams, X-rays and cleanings. Patients must be uninsured or on adult Medicaid and have a financial need.  

For more information, call 618/453-8826. The Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association River Bend /Southern Illinois Component #6 and SIU Carbondale sponsor the event. 

More information on the university’s dental hygiene program is available at http://sah.siu.edu/undergraduate/dental-hygiene/