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AZ: Over $95,000 in Free Dental Care Provided by Midwestern University Give Kids A Smile Event

April 22, 2011

by Office of Communications

Midwestern University's College of Dental Medicine-Arizona hosted its first annual Give Kids a Smile program in April in conjunction with the Arizona Dental Association, benefitting local 3rd to 6th grade children and their families. Over 250 children received $96,000 of free dental care from Midwestern faculty and students at the University's Dental Institute in Glendale. Midwestern volunteers also provided a combined 150 hours of informative educational presentations to the children and their families about dental health and disease prevention.

"Thank you so much to all that volunteered for the event. It was a huge success because of the awesome students and doctors we have at Midwestern," said student organizer Brent Woodmansee, a third-year student in the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona. "When speaking with patients and parents, they were thoroughly impressed with the passion our students demonstrated towards educating children about prevention and dentistry."

The Midwestern University Dental Institute is one of three state-of-the-art healthcare clinics at the University's Glendale Campus, joining the Midwestern University Eye Institute and Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic in providing affordable, comprehensive medical treatment for the whole family.

To make an appointment at a Midwestern University clinic, call 623/537-6000. For more information on Midwestern University's Eye Institute, Dental Institute, or Multispecialty Clinic, visit

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