Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Free Dental Clinic for Kids & Young Adults

image of Rio Salado Dental Clinic

Rio Salado College’s Dental Clinic is hosting two free dental clinics for children and young adults this summer.

The clinics take place Friday, June 12, and Wednesday, July 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rio Salado Dental Clinic

The clinic is located at 
2250 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

image of dental hygiene students working with a young child.
“A big goal for us is to offer services to the community, while also providing a learning experience for our students,” said Nikki Shipp, Clinical Coordinator for Rio’s dental hygiene.

Free clinic services include: exams, X-rays, cleaning, and a Fluoride varnish. Each child will also receive a gift bag to take home, as well as educational tips on maintaining good oral health.

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, but is almost entirely preventable.

“Prevention starts with knowledge,” Shipp said. “We want to help educate parents and kids about the importance of good oral hygiene and cavity prevention.”

Clinic services are free for children 17 and younger. Parents are asked to RSVP to 480-377-4100 or dental.hygiene@riosalado.edu to guarantee a spot, as space is limited.

Walk-ins will be accommodated if time and space permit.

students and patient looking at the camera from clinic station.

Rio Salado dental hygiene students, instructors and staff are volunteering their time and expertise to staff the clinics.

The Rio Salado Dental Clinic provides quality preventive dental hygiene services at discounted rates for the public all year long. Fees range from $25-35 depending on the age of the patient.

For more information about Rio Salado College’s dental clinic, call 480-377-4100 or visit www.riosalado.edu/dentalclinic