Thursday, February 1, 2018

UMMC to provide free dental care to JPS kids Monday

UMMC issued the following statement. 

WHAT:   UM School of Dentistry’s Give Kids A Smile Day® provides essential oral health care and education to children from Jackson Public Schools, the north unit of the Boys and Girls Club of Mississippi and Stewpot Homeless Shelter after-school programs.
WHEN:   Monday, Feb. 5, 9-11 a.m.
WHERE: School of Dentistry, 2500 North State St., Jackson, Miss.
WHY:      Give Kids A Smile day has been moved to Monday, kicking off the 2nd Annual UMMC Dental Mission Week. The schedule change will allow parents to bring children back for free follow-up dental work through the rest of the week, a first in the 14 years that the School of Dentistry has participated in the American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile Day.
                 Give Kids A Smile day will again be a full day of care serving three elementary schools, Mississippi Boys and Girls Clubs and Stewpot Community Services after-school care.
                 Sen. Hillman Frazier is scheduled to visit the dental school during Monday’s activities.

MEDIA PARKING: Lot 21 across from the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. Take Lakeland Drive to East University Drive. Go left, then right onto North University Drive. The Lot 21 entrance is on the left. Parking will be validated upon request.


Anonymous said...

Most of these "dentist" performing this work are barber college students that couldn't pass the test.

Anonymous said...

JPS kids get everything for free... yes I do live in Jackson. Free lunch breakfast dental etc... no responsibility anymore

Anonymous said...

@4:13 hell yeah! those kids should starve! and their teeth should fall out too!

Anonymous said...

The reason I sent that remark about UMC dentist being barber college dropouts, not more than an hour ago, I was dealing with them.
For 2 weeks, back and forth.
A Chinese fire drill is more organized.

Anonymous said...

As a graduate of the UMC SOD I can speak from personal experience about the Chinese fire drill. I can assure you that it's not the students fault. It's all the system that's completely broken. Those young people are some of the finest in our state. They should be applauded for donating their time and skills

Anonymous said...

Why is this limited to JPS students? There are kids all over the state that can't afford dental care.

Kingfish said...

Nice to see no good deed goes unpunished. Is there anything y'all don't gripe about?

Anonymous said...

Damnit. Why does so much of my hard earned tax money go to these future statistics. They get more than their share anyway!

Anonymous said...

I bet the majority of these kids are on medicaid; therefore, they already receive free dental work. The main problem is their parents don't take them to their appointments. A great system exists for children and dental care, but it is not appreciated by the parents.

Anonymous said...

3:41 pm You apparently chose to get free dental care from students rather than pay a dentist. You assumed the risk and now you complain that you aren't getting the same care and convenience from a student program than you would get from an experienced dentist? I have no sympathy for you.
4:13 pm The dental school is in Jackson. You want to pay for transportation for dental students to go elsewhere to practice working with children and educating children on good dental hygiene? You want children in Jackson to not eat or learn dental care because they were born poor? Give us your plan for children born into poverty. I just can't wait to hear it.

I suspect all of you love these children while they are in the womb, but you don't want to help them survive once they get out. There's a documentary on a Mississippi woman who was convinced not to have an abortion and what " help" she has gotten since and how many more children she's brought into the world without the ability to care for them. Y'all need to find it and watch it and watch the good " Christian" woman who thinks bringing some clothes and food and birthday cakes with a pep talk once in a while is going to magically give" Momma" parenting and job skills.

Anonymous said...

There should be zero complaints about this. Dental students need the actual work on actual patients and under-privileged kids need to see a dentist.

This is a win-win situation that isn't costing YOU money any more than it's costing YOU money when the dental school offers cost dentistry to the walk-in public. The students need patients and the patients need dentistry but can't afford a private practice dentist.

PittPanther said...

KF, if you want intelligent conversation and banner, then start using blog software that only allows posting using Facebook profiles.
Otherwise you get crap from people that hide behind anonymity.

Anonymous said...

February 2, 2018 at 7:54 AM
No, it's not about getting what you call free dental service. It was about being referred to by my heart doctor who works at UMC.
Besides, it's not a free service as the actual dentist are not students, it is a reduced rate. But I'm surprised you didn't know this, you being the smartest one in the room.

Anonymous said...

"PittPanther": Otherwise you get crap from people that hide behind anonymity.

ROFLMAO. Takes a lot of dead brain cells to post that PP! I bet you also think only real names are used on FB. LOL

There's a documentary on a Mississippi woman who was convinced not to have an abortion and what " help" she has gotten since and how many more children she's brought into the world without the ability to care for them.


Anonymous said...

The comments on this blog appear to be about different programs. The Give Kids A Smile Day and UMMC Dental Mission Week are programs where patients are provided free dental care by dental students, dental hygiene students,and postgraduate dental residents under supervision by licensed dentists who may be faculty or volunteer dentists in private practice.

Dental services performed outside of the two programs above are fee for service procedures with reduced fees for services provided by the dental students. Services and treatment can also be provided by postgraduate dental residents in several of the dental specialties. Many of the full time faculty also provide services and treatment in the intramural private practice setting. Fees charged by the postgraduate dental residents and faculty are higher than the fees charged by the dental students.

Treatment provided by a dental student will require time and patience as the students are learning how to plan comprehensive treatment plans with different faculty members before and treatment begins. Appointments are longer and in different clinics based on what service is being provided. If time equates to money, having treatment provided by a dental student may not be the best option even if the fees are lower than in a private practice environment.

Josefa H. Cumming said...

It takes a lot of time and money to see a dentist, and it’s a great thing to provide free dental care for JPS children for free.

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