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Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Provided Free Back-to-School Smiles to 150+ Children

Dr. Eunjung Park Provides Free Oral Health Care at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's Give Kids A Smile EventStony Brook School of Dental Medicine provided free dental screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and oral health education to over 150 children at their annual Give Kids A Smile® event.   

August 2018 – During a time of year when back to school lists are full of school supplies and to-do items, one important task often remains unchecked: a visit to the dentist. Unfortunately, for many parents of young children, oral health care is out of reach. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in four children under the age of five already has cavities, and many children enrolled in Medicaid receive no dental services throughout the year.  

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine hosts its annual Give Kids A Smile event each August to provide an opportunity to local families to ensure that their children’s oral health care needs are addressed ahead of the new school year. This year’s event, held on August 28th, welcomed over 150 children to Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s Dental Care Center to receive free dental screenings, cleanings, and fluoride treatments.    

“Each year, the School of Dental Medicine looks forward to hosting our Give Kids A Smile event and to welcoming children from all over Long Island to receive critical oral health care,” said Dr. Mary Truhlar, Dean, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. “I am so appreciative of our faculty, staff, and students for their dedication to making this day successful and impactful each year.”  

For Kandyce DiStefano of Rocky Point, coming to Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s event meant that her teeth would look nice ahead of her first day of fifth grade. According to parent Anne Edmondson, Kandyce, and her brother had been looking forward to Give Kids A Smile and to having “sparkling teeth and a sparkling mouth,” for months.   

Give Kids A Smile events are part of a national campaign of the American Dental Association to provide and promote the importance of oral health care to over 350,000 children each year who otherwise may not have ready access. Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine has participated in the program since its inception in 2003.  

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Residents and Staff Members Contributed to Successful, Free Oral Health Treatment of Over 150+ Children

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Student Provides Free Dental Services to Child at Give Kids A Smile Day Event

Faculty and Residents Participate in Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's Annual Back-to-School Event to Provide Free Oral Health Care

Children Received Free Dental Care From Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine at Its Annual Give Kids A Smile Event

Two Patients of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's Give Kids A Smile Event Show Off Their Smiles

Dr. Jeffrey Seiver Provides Free Dental Care at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's Back-to-School Event

Members of Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's Staff and Residency Program at Its Annual Give Kids A Smile Event

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Provides Free Oral Health Care to 150+ Children at Its Annual Give Kids A Smile Event

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Students at Its Annual Give Kids A Smile Event

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Students Volunteer at Annual Give Kids A Smile Event