SAN ANTONIO -- Nearly 200 hundred Edgewood ISD second graders are smiling big time thanks to UT Health San Antonio.
- Great way give dental students experience and for kids to learn about oral health care
- The 16th year in which the School of Dentistry has provided dental check-ups for Edgewood ISD students
- Sealants were provided at no cost
Dental students and residents held screenings Friday for kids receive free dental care.
Event organizers said it's a great way give dental students experience and for kids to learn about oral health care.
"We want them to start early with prevention so it's part of your daily routine and we know that if we can install those healthy habits in the early years, it will continue throughout their adulthood." Dr. Maria Cervantes said.
It is the 16th year in which the School of Dentistry has provided dental check-ups for Edgewood ISD students.
In February 2018, 572 children were evaluated and 67 were referred to dentists in community health clinics for follow-up urgent care. The sealants provided in 2018 had a value of $47,011 and $182,419 in professional services to place them, based on average private dental practice fees. These services were provided to the Edgewood students at no cost.