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The Medical Education Campus Hosts Give Kids A Smile Event

February 16, 2009

The Seventh Annual Give Kids a Smile event is made possible through countless community volunteers as well as NOVA’s dental hygiene students.

The Medical Education Campus’ (MEC) Dental Clinic opened its doors to approximately 250 pre-school aged children for the Give Kids a Smile event on February 6. The event, which was hosted by the Northern Virginia Dental Society, gave children the opportunity to receive dental services provided by both community volunteers as well as the dental hygiene students from NOVA.

“Our students and staff always look forward to this event every year,” said Howard Kelly, director of the Dental Clinic at MEC, “We are honored to be able to participate in such a worthwhile outreach effort in helping children improve their oral health.”

The Give Kids a Smile program is sponsored by the American Dental Association and is an annual pride and joy to the National Children’s Dental Health Month. The Give Kids a Smile program is observed on the first Friday in February each year and is designed to provide preventative and restorative care to low-income children who do not have access to care.

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