Free children’s dental clinic being offered Friday in Bangor

James Eaton

The University of Maine Augusta is holding a next “Give Kids a Smile Day” dental clinic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — On Friday, the College of Maine Augusta will be hosting its “Give Youngsters a Smile Day” dental clinic just one much more time this time. 

The clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UMA Dental Cleanliness Clinic located on UMA’s Bangor campus at 201 Texas Avenue. 

Parents can bring their young ones as young as five and as old as 19 to acquire free of charge dental treatment and restorative treatment plans.  

They can schedule a totally free dental appointment to get cleanings, examinations, x-rays, fluoride treatment options, and dental cleanliness schooling.

Learners in the college’s dental cleanliness plan will mutually profit from the event by learning under the supervision of dentists to take care of and care for kid’s cleanliness and restorative requirements.

1 student expressed quite a few parents’ stress in getting dental care appointments or not obtaining the indicates to get therapy.

“Great deal of [parents] arrive in, converse about how tough it really is been, specially considering that COVID, to get into a dental business office,” scholar Abbie Worthley mentioned. 

Associate professor at UMA’s dental hygiene application Katherine Kireburns praised the number of volunteer dentists within and exterior the clinic who supervise the dental clinic’s college students even though dealing with the children.  

“We come together as a group. We have a lot more volunteers from this day, not just right here in this constructing, not just our college,” Kireburns said. “But we [also] have volunteer dentists from the community that comprehend how useful it is to get an exam for these children—to get evaluated for any restorative require that they may possibly have.”

At the time the young children are evaluated, if kids will need sealants or mouth guards, especially if the young ones enjoy a sport, both of those procedures are done at no price. 

“Teeth that are sealed are safer and much less probably to get decay than those people that are not,” Kireburns explained. 

Pupils from UMA’s dental hygiene plan will be furnishing treatment with the aid of workers dentists and faculty users from UMA’s dental wellbeing applications and volunteer dentists from the group.

A shortly-to-be graduate of the clinic’s system, Trisha Limeburner, mentioned serving the children when discovering to address them tends to make it worthwhile.

“It is really a great deal of fun, it truly is interesting. A little something we glimpse ahead to. It feels very good to give again to the neighborhood mainly because it is free of charge,” Limeburner reported. 

The youngsters will be served while protecting all required COVID-19 protocols. The UMA Dental Hygiene Clinic operates according to the American Dental Association and Maine CDC encouraged basic safety demands and safety measures.

The clinic is currently being held in partnership with the American Dental Affiliation.  

For extra information and to sign up with the clinic, you can check out their website


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