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Bluegrass Community & Technical College’s ‘Give Kids A Smile’ day offers free dental care for children

The Bluegrass Community & Technical College Dental Hygiene Program students and professionals will be offering free dental care to children during the Give Kids A Smile event March 30, March 31 and April 1 at the Cooper Campus in the Oswald Building.

Children ages 4-12 are eligible to receive free dental cleanings, kindergarten screenings, dental supplies, x-rays, exams and fluoride treatments. Participants will also enjoy face painting, balloons and visits by the tooth fairy.

BCTC’s Cooper Campus is located at 470 Cooper Drive, Lexington. Parking in the BCTC lot is free for the event with a pass to accompany your appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (859) 246-6857. Appointments fill quickly, so call today to reserve a spot.

“This event is spearheaded by the Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Our students work hard to solicit donations and decorate the clinic especially for children,” said Janella Spencer, professor of dental hygiene. “It is always a fun time for the students and children alike.”

Others sponsors of the event include Henry Schein Dental, Semper Fi Home Inspections and GlaxoSmithKLine (GSK).

The Dental Hygiene program at BCTC has been treating children in the community for 40 years. To learn more about studying dental hygiene at BCTC, contact janella.spencer@kctcs.edu or call (859) 246-6234.

From Bluegrass Community and Technical College

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