June 14, 2019

Appointments are available for ‘Give Adults a Smile Day’ in July

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Openings are available for the eighth “Give Adults a Smile Day” at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Dental Hygiene Clinic next month. 

This year, senior adults age 65 and over who are covered under Medicare, have no dental insurance and who are on a fixed income will be seen for the free dental exams, cleanings, X-rays and fluoride varnish treatments. The event is for those 65 years and older. 

The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 19, at the SIU Dental Hygiene Clinic, 1365 Douglas Drive, located west of the SIU Arena. Appointments must be made between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday by calling 618/453-8826.

Organizers encourage eligible patients to call. Patients will be seen by appointment only.

Media Advisory

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the “Give Adults a Smile Day” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 19, at the SIU Dental Hygiene Clinic. Organizers anticipate 60 to 65 people will receive free preventive dental care. For more information, contact Jennifer S. Sherry, associate professor and event coordinator, at 618/967-9424 or by email at clnteth@siu.edu.

The event is sponsored by the SIU Dental Hygiene Program and the Illinois Dental Hygienists' Association River Bend/Southern Illinois Component #12.

Volunteer dentists and dental hygienists are still needed for this event. Please email Jennifer Sherry at clnteth@siu.edu if interested in volunteering.