UC Blue Ash to host annual event that provides free dental care for the community
Community Dental Day will be held on March 1, 2024
The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College will host its annual Community Dental Day on Friday, March 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The event, which is held in the Dental Hygiene Clinic on the UC Blue Ash campus, was created in 2016 to help address the growing need for dental care among poor and underserved populations across the region. This year, 12 local dentists and 15 dental care professionals (hygienists and expanded function dental assistants) will join faculty, staff and students from the college’s dental hygiene program to volunteer their time and expertise in providing free oral health exams and restorative dental care for adults ages 18 years and older.
Those who attend may choose to have one free service – a filling, extraction or cleaning. Patients in need of treatment are encouraged to arrive early to get registered on a first-come, first-served basis; participants must arrive before noon to be registered. Some health conditions will prevent patients from being treated at this event. For more information, visit the Community Dental Day website.
To date, UC Blue Ash Community Dental Day has provided free restorative care to over 730 patients, totaling about $200,000 worth of services.
“We’re proud to continue this annual event and provide access to dental care for those who need it most,” said Luke Burroughs, RDH, MPH, UC Blue Ash dental hygiene program director. “Good dental health is such an important and often overlooked part of our overall health. None of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors and the local dental care professionals and members of our dental hygiene program who volunteer for this important initiative.”
Sponsors for this year’s Community Dental Day include the Dental Care Plus Group, Henry Schein and the UC Blue Ash Dental Hygiene Class of 2020.
The Dental Hygiene Clinic at UC Blue Ash is the largest of its kind in Ohio. It features 34 patient care stations with the latest technology and dental care equipment.
The 513 Community Health Bus will also be on the UC Blue Ash campus during Community Dental Day to provide participants with information regarding social services available in Hamilton County.
Featured Image: Dr. Jackson Boone consults with a patient at last year’s UC Blue Ash Community Dental Day. Photo/UC Blue Ash College.
About UC Blue Ash College
UC Blue Ash College is a regional college within the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to a nationally recognized UC education in more than 50 degree and certificate programs, as well as tuition that is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio. To learn more, call 513-558-9495, visit us online, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.