July 10, 2013

Media Advisory -- Give Adults a Smile Day

The third annual “Give Adults a Smile Day” event will return to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Friday, July 12, giving community members access to free dental services. 

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover “Give Adults a Smile Day” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SIU Dental Hygiene Clinic, located west of the SIU Arena.  Registered dental hygienists and area dentists, along with dental hygiene students from SIU Carbondale and John A. Logan College, will provide free dental care including examinations, x-rays, cleanings and fluoride treatments. 

The event is for adults ages 20 and older who are uninsured or covered by Medicaid.  Organizers anticipate 30 to 35 volunteers will provide dental care for about 60 people. 

For more information, contact Jennifer S. Sherry, assistant professor and “Give Adults a Smile Day” coordinator, at 618/985-4933 or by email at clnteth@siu.edu