St. Paul, Minn.—Lyla Lepkowski swallowed her fears and opened her mouth bravely. The 10-year-old's mother signed her up two weeks ago for an appointment to receive free dental treatment today at the Give Kids A Smile Day event at Union Gospel Mission here.
Today is the American Dental Association's 12th national Give Kids A Smile day and dental professionals from coast to coast are mobilizing to provide free oral health services to 350,000 children and adolescents from underserved families.
Washington—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will launch a national public education campaign targeting 12-17 year-olds with "real cost" messages about cosmetic, oral and other health consequences of tobacco use.
Louisville, Ky.—In an effort to engage students in inter-professional education and collaboration, University of Louisville nurse practitioner and dental students are working together to provide health care services to workers in the thoroughbred racing industry.