600 Milwaukee children to receive free dental care this Saturday, Jan. 25

600 Milwaukee children to receive free dental care this Saturday, Jan. 25
 
50 Greater Milwaukee Dental Association dentists, along with 145 other volunteers
(dental hygienists and assistants, dental and hygiene students and other helpers) will provide dental exams, teeth cleanings and fluoride treatments to children (ages 3 to 16) from low-income families facing barriers to oral health care. Value of care provided on screening day and during subsequent treatment appointments valued at $90,000.

WHAT:  12th annual Give Kids A Smile® Screening Day
 
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon

Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis (doors will close earlier if capacity is reached sooner). Some necessary follow-up treatment appointments will be made for Feb. 7 (GKAS® Day).

WHERE: Marquette University School of Dentistry, 1801 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
 
Interview and story opportunities:

  • See how “Dentists Do Serve and Do Make a Difference” in the Milwaukee area by touring the MUSOD clinic and interviewing patients, dentists and other volunteers about this charitable effort to reduce barriers to oral health care in Wisconsin.
  • Talk with area dental professionals about why charity events like GKAS® aren’t the final solution to our state’s dental crisis – and how Wisconsin Dental Association’s proposed “Healthy Choices” initiatives can help ensure residents of all ages get the dental care they need to be healthy all year long.

CONTACTS: 

  • Prior to Saturday – WDA Director of Communications and Marketing Carol S. Weber, cweber@wda.org, 414-755-4108 (direct) or 414-315-9321 (cell)
  • Onsite at MUSOD – WDA Communications Coordinator Emily Bultman, 414-852-5322 (cell) or GKAS Co-Chairs Dr. Lynn Lepak-McSorley, 414-507-6125 (cell) and Dr. Dorothy Theogene, 954-610-9441 (cell)