Give Kids a Smile Events Offer Free Dental Screenings and Care to Bay Area Children

January 26, 2017





Students, faculty and staff volunteers from University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry are celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month in February by offering two free community health events for Bay Area children and families.

Union City - "Give Special Kids a Smile" Event, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017

At the school's affiliated Union City Dental Care Center, the Dugoni School and the Southern Alameda County Dental Society are teaming up to hold a "Give Special Kids a Smile" event on Saturday, Feb. 4 between 9:00am and 2:00pm. Volunteers will offer free dental screenings for children and adults with physical and/or mild developmental disabilities. Each patient will receive a free dental screening, a free dental health kit with toothbrush, paste, floss and other goodies, and possible treatment procedures. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents, guardians and caretakers should register their patients in advance for the event. Registration details are at:

Union City Dental Care Center
1203 J Street
Union City, CA 94587
For more information, please call 510.782.5442

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San Francisco - "Give Kids a Smile" Children's Dental Health Fair, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

A free "Give Kids a Smile" dental health fair will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 between 10:00am and 2:00pm at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's Hutto Patterson Pediatric Dentistry Clinic in downtown San Francisco, Kids under 17 are invited for free dental check-ups, cleanings, fluoride treatment, sealants, orthodontic evaluations, games, entertainment, Little Explorers' Petting Zoo and more. More than $150 in free dental services will be provided to each child. The event is open to children up to age 17 (accompanied by an adult). No appointments are required. If questions, please call 415.929.6550.

University of the Pacific
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street (at Minna)
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Each year, the Dugoni School participates in the nationwide "Give Kids a Smile" program to serve local children and families, including those who may not have a dental home. "Give Kids a Smile" was started by the American Dental Association in 2003 as a way to encourage dentists to connect with their communities by providing dental services to underserved children. This year's event in San Francisco is sponsored in part by a grant from the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District's Community Benefit Fund.


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Categories: Community Impact, Events, Featured, Oral Health, Students, 2017