July 09, 2014

Media Advisory – Give Adults a Smile

The fourth annual “Give Adults a Smile Day” event will return to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Friday, July 11, 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, limited restorative care and fluoride treatments. All of the appointments are already scheduled for the event. 

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 75 people.  

For more information, contact Jennifer S. Sherry, associate professor and “Give Adults a Smile Day” coordinator, at 618/967-9424 or by email at clnteth@siu.edu