MILWAUKEE, Sept. 25, 2012 – More than 200 volunteer dental professionals, dental and hygiene students and faculty will provide $30,000 – $35,000 in free dental exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments and oral hygiene instruction to 500 – 600 area preschoolers on Sept. 29 at Waukesha County Technical College and Oct. 6 at Marquette University School of Dentistry during the 14th annual Head Start Dental Day.
This Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon the WCTC dental hygiene clinic, 800 Main St. in Pewaukee, will welcome approximately 50 children.
Another 500 youngsters from the Milwaukee Public Schools and Social Development Commission Head Start programs will receive care from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the first Saturday in October at MUSOD, 1801 W. Wisconsin Ave.
This yearly oral health event has provided at least 6,000 young people with dental exams and care since 1999.
Head Start Dental Day is organized by representatives of the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Hygienists’ Association – Southeast Component, Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Area Health Education Center, MUSOD and the MPS and SDC Head Start programs.
“This charitable outreach helps Head Start youngsters comply with the preschool program’s annual dental exam requirement, while dental and dental hygiene students gain valuable clinical experience,” explains Dr. Tom Raimann, event chair and a WDA Greater Milwaukee Region 3 trustee.