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PBSC’s Free Dentistry Day tackles pent-up demand

By 5:50 a.m., 35 people were in line, and by 6:50 a.m., all slots were taken at Palm Beach State College’s sixth annual Free Dentistry Day on April 17, its first since the pandemic. By 6 p.m., 10 volunteer dentists, aided by PBSC Dental Health students, had brought relief to 41 adults who otherwise could not afford treatment for their dental pain.
The no-cost treatment, provided at the Dental Assisting Clinic on the Lake Worth campus, … Continue reading PBSC’s Free Dentistry Day tackles pent-up demand

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Dentists to treat low-income adults April 17 at PBSC’s Free Dentistry Day

More than 1 in 4 adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay, and those who are low-income are two times more likely to have untreated cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Troubling statistics such as these are why Palm Beach State College is for the sixth year—the first since the pandemic—offering a Free Dentistry Day with the hope of alleviating some of this pain and suffering.
On Wednesday, April 17, … Continue reading Dentists to treat low-income adults April 17 at PBSC’s Free Dentistry Day

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‘Dentistry Day’ to mark fifth year of making a difference

Many adults in our community cannot afford basic dental treatment, and for the fifth year in a row, the organizers of Free Dentistry Day will do something about it.
On Wednesday, April 24, dentists affiliated with Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic, aided by Palm Beach State Dental Health students, will treat adults, 18 and older, at the Dental Health building on the Lake Worth campus. Due to time and space limitations, a maximum of 50 patients will be seen for the day, … Continue reading ‘Dentistry Day’ to mark fifth year of making a difference

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50 low-income adults find relief at Free Dentistry Day

Alberson Azor, a Palm Beach State College student pursuing an A.A. degree, is very glad that he opened a particular email waiting in his College inbox. It was a notice about Free Dentistry Day at the Lake Worth campus.
“It was like a blessing,” said Azor, who was one of 50 low-income adults who got relief at today’s event. “I woke up early, saw the email and definitely had to come here. I had gone to a dentist, … Continue reading 50 low-income adults find relief at Free Dentistry Day

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PBSC seeks state funds for new dental health building

Palm Beach State College is seeking nearly $22 million from the Florida Legislature for a new dental health sciences building as part of its legislative priorities for this year.
College leaders say the new facility would replace the existing structure, which was built in 1962 and houses the Dental Hygiene Associate in Science degree program, the Dental Assisting postsecondary adult vocational certificate program and the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic. … Continue reading PBSC seeks state funds for new dental health building

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Free Dentistry Day gives relief to 40 adults in need

Dwayne Toney had been suffering with a bad tooth for a long time when his mother-in-law heard on the morning news about Free Dentistry Day at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus.
“My wife and I came straight down,” said Toney after he received treatment at yesterday’s event. “I had the tooth taken out of my mouth, and they did a wonderful job for me. I’m so happy right now. A dentist was going to charge me $300 to pull one tooth out, … Continue reading Free Dentistry Day gives relief to 40 adults in need

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Palm Beach State explores extinguishing all tobacco use on campus

Is Palm Beach State College ready to ban smoking and tobacco on campus? That’s the question a college-wide task force is exploring.
PBSC currently restricts smoking to the parking lots of its four campuses, but the College is considering taking the measure further by becoming 100 percent smoke and tobacco free. PBSC is among 38 community colleges across the nation ─ including four in Florida─ that recently received $5,000 mini grants from Legacy to help educate students, … Continue reading Palm Beach State explores extinguishing all tobacco use on campus

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