Date: 2019/02/06

Free Community Dental Day and Health Fair

No Smile Left Behind Community Dental Day and Health Fair is free and open to the public.

GREAT FALLS —Great Falls College MSU's Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting students, as well as numerous community health organizations, are hosting the 4th annual No smile Left Behind Community Dental Day and Health Fair on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is a partnership between Great Falls College MSU and the Healthy Lives, Vibrant Futures Initiative.Medical examination

The Community Dental Day and Health Fair will consist of free teeth cleanings, extractions and educational health booths. Teeth cleanings will be available to both adults and children. Extractions will be available only to adults and performed by local volunteer dentists.

"We hope that by providing free dental services, we can help those who may not have had access to these services otherwise," said Robin Williams, Director of the Dental Assisting Program at GFC MSU. "In addition to serving the community, the event provides an opportunity for Dental Assisting and Hygiene students to gain hands on experience with patients."

According to the Montana Oral Health Program, 64.8% of children in Montana experienced tooth decay in 2014, which is higher than the national rate of 52%. In that same year, 43% of adults reported to have lost a tooth.

The free health fair, hosted by partners from Healthy Lives, Vibrant Futures will include interactive and preventative healthcare vendors. The health fair runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and provides access to information for those looking to learn about options available to them to receive care.

No Smile Left Behind Community Dental Day and Health Fair is free and open to the public. There will be no scheduled appointments as the event is held on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Community Dental Day & Health Fair flyer (pdf)

For more information, please contact:

Taylor Alexander
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Phone: 406.771.4314
taylor.alexander1@gfcmsu.edu

Kim Skornogoski
Marketing Director - United Way of Cascade County
Phone: 406.727.3400
kskornogoski@uwccmt.org


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