Roseman University Dental Medicine Students Provide Free Back to School Dental Screenings & Cleanings

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Doctor of Dental Medicine students will provide free dental screenings and cleanings for all children and teens entering grades K-12

WHAT:                

Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Students from the Roseman University’s College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah are providing free dental screenings and cleanings for all children and teens entering grades K-12 during the fifth annual Back to School Brush-Up™ event. Children and teens who come in for a screening and cleaning will also get a voucher to return to Roseman Dental, the clinical practice of Roseman University College of Dental Medicine, for a free comprehensive exam, free x-rays, and up to $50 in additional care. Thank you to our sponsors Intermountain Healthcare, KKOS Lawyers and Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors.

WHY:    

  • Dental pain is the leading cause of school absence in the U.S.
  • Tooth pain and other oral health problems account for about 51 million hours of missed school every year
  • It is estimated that as many as 17 million children suffer from untreated tooth decay, making it the single most common chronic childhood disease in the U.S.
  • Tooth decay often leads to cavities and gum disease. When left untreated, these conditions cause pain that makes it difficult for children to focus and learn
  • Decay and untreated cavities can also lead to tooth loss, which results in poor self-esteem and problems learning to speak and form words properly
  • Regular dental visits and basic education about proper oral healthcare can make a big difference in children’s oral health

THE 2019 BACK TO SCHOOL BRUSH-UP™ EVENT:            

Student dentists from Roseman University’s College of Dental Medicine will provide free teeth screenings and cleanings at the 2019 Back to School Brush-Up™ event. The event will take place at Roseman Dental, the clinical practice of Roseman University College of Dental Medicine. All dental work will be supervised by faculty members who are licensed Utah dentists. Student dentists will also provide parents with education and information about proper oral healthcare for children and teens.

WHERE/WHEN:    

Friday, August 9
9:00 am – 4:00 pm | No appointments – walk-in patients only, while supplies last
Roseman Dental
10894 S River Front Pkwy
South Jordan, UT 84095

INTERVIEWS:        

Student dentists and faculty members will be available for interviews before, during, and after this event. Media interested in speaking with student dentists or faculty should contact Rachael Thomas in advance. Parents or children participating in the event may also choose to speak with media, as long as it is done in compliance with patient privacy laws.

BACKGROUND:    

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a non-profit, private institution of higher learning training the next generation of undergraduate and graduate level healthcare professionals that serve, collaborate and set new standards in their communities and within their professions. With campuses in Henderson and Summerlin (Las Vegas), Nevada and South Jordan, Utah, the University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency, an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency and a Doctor of Dental Medicine; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner; and a healthcare-focused MBA program. Roseman University of Health Sciences will also offer a Doctor of Medicine through its College of Medicine, once it becomes accredited. More than 6,000 Roseman graduates are caring for patients, conducting research, and engaged in public health and policy in Nevada, Utah and across the country. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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