July 19, 2017

Media Advisory – ‘Give Adults A Smile’

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the seventh annual “Give Adults a Smile Day” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, July 21, at the SIU Dental Hygiene Clinic. The clinic, at 1365 Douglas Drive, is west of the SIU Arena. 

The event is for adults ages 21 and older who are uninsured, on a fixed income or covered by Medicaid. Patients will receive free dental exams, X-rays and cleanings. 

In this event, patients 21 and older will receive free dental exams, X-rays and cleanings. About 30 volunteers, including registered dental hygienists and area dentists, along with dental hygiene students from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will provide the care. Patients must be uninsured or on adult Medicaid and have a financial need.  Organizers anticipate 75 people will receive dental care. 

For more information, contact Jennifer S. Sherry, associate professor and “Give Adults a Smile Day” coordinator, at 618/453-8826 or by email at clnteth@siu.edu

The Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association River Bend /Southern Illinois Component #6 and SIU Carbondale sponsor the event.