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UK College of Dentistry Offers Free Limited Dental Screenings

UKCD Offering Free Dental Screenings
Dental screenings can help determine if an individual has current oral health issues requiring treatment.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2021) — As University of Kentucky College of Dentistry fourth-year students prepare for their upcoming Student Dentist Licensing Exam, the college is offering several free limited dental screening dates.

Although not intended as a comprehensive exam, limited dental screenings can help determine if an individual has current oral health issues requiring treatment.

Participants will receive limited X-rays and a limited dental check during their visit. Those interested must be at least 18 years of age to be screened. Participants who meet student licensing exam requirements and are available to attend a licensing exam on April 16 or April 17, will receive all services performed during the licensing exam at no cost.

Individuals requiring care in excess of licensing exam requirements, or not selected as a licensing exam patient, will be referred for a full dental screening and treatment scheduled at a later date. Standard clinic fees will apply for full dental screenings and resulting treatment, should these services be requested.

The screening event will be held at the UK College of Dentistry, located at 800 Rose Street, Lexington. Questions about the event can be directed to 859-323-6525 and reference DMD dental screenings.

COVID Precautions:

  • Complete an online pre-registration form and bring a completed screening packet to the screening session. Learn more at dentistry.uky.edu/screening21.
  • Participants should enter the Dental Science Building via the first-floor lobby area to complete COVID screening questions.
  • All participants must wear a mask.
  • Please remain home if feeling unwell.

Dates: Sessions are from 5:30-7 p.m.

  • March 1
  • March 8
  • March 15
  • March 22
  • April 5

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