October 30, 2012
The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry will offer free oral health screenings for San Francisco Bay Area veterans as part of California Veterans Appreciation Week. The screenings will take place at the Dugoni School of Dentistry's San Francisco campus Nov. 12-16 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. each day.
Each free screening will include a one-on-one dental exam to check teeth and gums and look for signs of oral cancer; a free toothbrush and toothpaste; and an opportunity to have oral health questions answered. Screenings are scheduled on a first-booked, first-served basis by calling (415) 929-6503. A limited number of walk-in appointments are also available.
Veterans Appreciation Week is celebrated in California during the second week of November each year. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations and other groups to show support for veterans and families of veterans. The dental school's free screening program is one of many such appreciation events taking place in November throughout the state.
The Dugoni School of Dentistry's vision is to lead the improvement of health by advancing oral health. By offering free screenings, the school hopes to help veterans prioritize their dental health and understand the role good oral health plays in their overall wellness.
Category Type: Community Outreach, Special Events
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