University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry to Provide Free Oral Health Screenings for Veterans

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Free screenings offered Nov. 12-16 during California Veterans Appreciation Week.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry will offer oral health screenings for San Francisco Bay Area veterans as part of California Veterans Appreciation Week. The screenings will take place at the Dugoni School of Dentistry’s San Francisco campus Nov. 12-16 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. each day.

Each free screening will include a one-on-one dental exam to check teeth and gums and look for signs of oral cancer; a free toothbrush and toothpaste; and an opportunity to have oral health questions answered. Screenings are scheduled on a first-booked, first-served basis by calling (415) 929-6503. A limited number of walk-in appointments are also available.

Veterans Appreciation Week is celebrated in California during the second week of November each year. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations and other groups to show support for veterans and families of veterans. The dental school’s free screening program is one of many such appreciation events taking place in November throughout the state.

The Dugoni School of Dentistry’s vision is to lead the improvement of health by advancing oral health. By offering free screenings, the school hopes to help veterans prioritize their dental health and understand the role good oral health plays in their overall wellness.

For more information about the free oral health screenings visit http://dental.pacific.edu/x4285.xml or call (415) 929-6503. For maps and directions to the dental school, visit http://dental.pacific.edu/x517.xml.

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation’s premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for 115 years. The Dugoni School of Dentistry is committed to excellence in student-centered education, patient care and research. The school’s clinics, located in San Francisco, Union City and Stockton, offer quality, affordable dental services to children and adults throughout Northern California. For more information, visit http://dental.pacific.edu

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