July 24, 2006

Media Advisory – Dental Screenings

Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover on-site summer dental screenings offered by Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Head Start pre-school program on Wednesday, July 26, at the SIUC Head Start Center, 1900 N. Illinois Ave., Carbondale.

The dental screenings are being conducted by SIUC Community Dental Center and are for children enrolling in the Head Start program for the 2006-2007 school year. The screenings are from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Interviews will be available with Head Start and Dental Center personnel, and possibly parents. For more information, contact Toni Kay Wright, Head Start health and nutrition coordinator, at 618/453-6448. To get to the Head Start Center, go north on U.S. 51 through Carbondale, and past the city's industrial park for about a quarter-mile. Turn left at the green directional sign and go west for about two blocks to the main building.