Roseman University Dental Medicine Students Provide FREE Back to School Dental Exams

WHAT:

Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Students from the Roseman University’s College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah are providing free teeth screenings and cleanings for all children and teens entering grades K-12 during the fourth annual Back to School Brush-Up™ event. Children and teens who come in for a screening and cleaning will also get a voucher to return to The Dental Clinic at Roseman University for a free comprehensive exam, free x-rays, and up to $50 in additional care.

WHY:

Dental pain is the leading cause of school absence in the U.S.

  • Tooth pain and other oral health problems account for about 51 million hours of missed school every year
  • It is estimated that as many as 17 million children suffer from untreated tooth decay, making it the single most common chronic childhood disease in the U.S.
  • Tooth decay often leads to cavities and gum disease. When left untreated, these conditions cause pain that makes it difficult for children to focus and learn
  • Decay and untreated cavities can also lead to tooth loss, which results in poor self-esteem and problems learning to speak and form words properly
  • Regular dental visits and basic education about proper oral healthcare can make a big difference in children’s oral health

THE 2018 BACK TO SCHOOL BRUSH-UP EVENT:            

Student dentists from Roseman University’s College of Dental Medicine will provide free teeth screenings and cleanings at the 2018 Back to School Brush-Up™ event. The event will take place at The Dental Clinic at Roseman University. All dental work will be supervised by faculty members who are licensed Utah dentists. Student dentists will also provide parents with education and information about proper oral healthcare for children and teens.

WHERE/WHEN:      

Friday, August 10

9:00 am – 4:00 pm | No appointments – walk-in patients only, while supplies last

The Dental Clinic at Roseman University

10894 S River Front Pkwy

South Jordan, UT 84095

INTERVIEWS:

Student dentists and faculty members will be available for interviews before, during, and after this event. Media interested in speaking with student dentists or faculty should contact Rachael Thomas in advance. Parents or children participating in the event may also choose to speak with media, as long as it is done in compliance with patient privacy laws.

CONTACT:

Rachael Thomas, Marketing Director

rwadley@roseman.edu

801-878-1035/702-499-9941 cell

BACKGROUND:

Roseman University opened Utah’s first College of Dental Medicine, offering a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program, at its South Jordan campus in August 2011. The College graduated 64 students from its inaugural class as doctors of dental medicine, and has enrolled 80 students in each subsequent year. Roseman University is a private, non-profit institution of higher education with campuses in South Jordan, Utah and Henderson and Summerlin, Nev. The University offers doctoral-level degrees in Pharmacy, Dental Medicine, and Medicine (currently in development), masters-level degrees in Business Administration (MBA), and bachelors-level degrees in Nursing. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).