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A day of free dental care for those who can’t afford it at PBSC April 29

Dental Assisting Clinic
PBSC Dental Assisting Program Clinic on the Lake Worth campus

Dental care takes a bite out of most budgets, but the organizers of Free Dentistry Day want to help those who truly can’t afford the bite. On Wednesday, April 29, dentists affiliated with Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic, aided by Palm Beach State dental health students, will treat adults only on a first-come, first-served basis, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the College’s Dental Assisting Program Clinic on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.

Due to space limitations, only about 45 patients can be seen for the day. Adults in need, 18 or older, should be at the clinic when the doors open at 9 a.m. The free services will be limited to examinations and x-rays, fillings and extractions.

Dentists licensed to practice in Florida will perform all services. The dentists are taking time away from their offices to volunteer for this first-time event. Students enrolled in Palm Beach State’s Dental Assisting program will assist the dentists chairside, and Dental Hygiene students will conduct pre-exam interviews and patient education.

Free Dentistry Day is an outgrowth of the longtime partnership between Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic and Palm Beach State’s Dental Health Services department. ACDRC uses the College’s state-of-the-art Dental Assisting Program Clinic to provide clinical education for students enrolled in the College’s Dental Health programs.

Again, no appointments will be taken, but for additional information, call 561-868-3747.

Directions: Enter at Congress Ave. entrance (at traffic light between Sixth Ave. South and Lake Worth Rd.). Once on the campus, take the first left. At the stop sign, turn right. The Dental Assisting Program Clinic is in the Dental Health (DH) building, the one-story building on the right. Park in the Copper parking lot directly across from the building. Click for a Lake Worth campus map.

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