June 03, 2016
SIU providing free dental services to children
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- There are several opportunities this summer for children in the region to receive free preventive dental services through the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Dental Sealant Grant Program.
The clinics are for children from three to 17 years old. Services will include exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants performed by senior dental hygiene students. The exam fulfills state requirements for children who will be entering kindergarten, second and sixth grade this fall. There is no fee for the dental services. Children who are members of the “AllKids” program should bring their medical card. No new patients will be accepted after 1:30 p.m.
The clinics are:
- Thursday, June 9 -- Cobden, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cobden First Baptist Church, 200 S. Walker St.
- June 16 – Murphysboro, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Murphysboro Youth and Recreation Center, 1818 W. Walnut St.
- June 30 – Carbondale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale, 250 N. Springer St.
- July 7 – Murphysboro, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jackson County Health Department, 415 Health Department Road.
- July 14 -- Marion, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Boyton Street Community Center, 501 W. Boyton St.
- July 21 – Pinckneyville, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Perry County Health Department, 907 S. Main St.
- July 28 -- Pinckneyville, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Perry County Health Department, 907 S. Main St.
For more information, contact Natalie Richardson, program manager and dental hygienist in SIU Carbondale’s School of Allied Health, at 618/453-7223.