Friday, February 1, 2019

UMMC Offers Free Dental Care to Kids

UMMC issued the following press release written by Kate Royals.


WHAT: On Give Kids a Smile Day, volunteers from the School of Dentistry and the University of Mississippi Medical Center will be providing free care to hundreds of elementary-aged students from Jackson Public Schools. The event will kick off Dental Mission Week.

WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 4

WHERE: School of Dentistry. Park in Parking Lot D. Enter campus on Peachtree Street off Lakeland Drive and turn left at the first four-way intersection to enter the gated visitor parking area, Lot D. Meet a Public Affairs representative in front of the School of Dentistry. Parking will be validated upon request.

WHY: There is a need for early dental care in Mississippi. According to a 2013 survey by the Mississippi Department of Health, 63 percent of 3rd graders had experienced at least one cavity, 31 percent currently had untreated tooth decay and 5 percent were in need of urgent dental care.


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yaay. My taxes already pay them, feed then, house them, and give them free phones. Let’s figure out what else they can get for free.

Cynical Sam said...

More free stuff! More babies, more Benjamins. Whose your daddy?

Anonymous said...

It’s already covered by medicaid

One of God's children said...

Yes, some adults want "free" food, housing, and phones, and I don't like paying for it either if they are abusing the assistance programs. However, I would NEVER complain about a child getting free dental care. A young man I know from a poor family became a dentist because his mother took him to a dental clinic. The work and tools of his dentist inspired and motivated him to focus on his grades, attend college, and eventually have a successful dental clinic. Please don't punish children for the sins of their parents. If not for God's grace and mercy, your children or grandchildren might need "free" food or housing. May God bless you and keep you near.

Anonymous said...

"It’s already covered by medicaid "

That may be true, but apparently there are way more kids with rotten teeth than dentists willing to work for what Medicaid reimburses. Worse than participation rates for medical care, or so I'm told. I see kids who have every primary tooth capped because they rotted - very sad.

The kid didn't ask to be born to ignorant, lazy parents who don't teach their kids to brush their teeth.

A Lost Cause said...

@ February 1, 2019 at 11:49 PM

OH BOY!!!
You have one nameless example of a success story.
Now about that "May God bless you and keep you near."
Where do I sign up for THAT program? (And PUHH LEEZE do not reply just pray about it or Go To Church)

Anonymous said...

Cannot the University be paid by Medicaid?

Anonymous said...

11:49. I like you have no problem providing dental care for needy children. But FYI I found over 25 dentist in Rankin County that accept Medical and chips

Anonymous said...

The definition of "children" is less than 18 years old.

Anonymous said...

"don't punish the children".....sheesh, THAT's the horseshite that has turned the world upside down. Their PARENTS punished them forever by bringing them into the world while they don't have a pot to piss in. The day someone started saying, "We need to do something" was the day America started to rot. Of course you should love your neighbor, but not a million children all over the state....it can NEVER be afforded, and you only reward bad behavior by saying WE shouldn't punish THEIR children. Cheese and grits.....charity begins AT HOME.

Anonymous said...

This is training you bunch of numbnuts.

It is win-win. Kids get dental work - dentists and dental hygienist get training.

Anonymous said...

You people are insane. Free or reduced rate dental work is pretty standard for a dental school.

Anonymous said...

@9:25 The press release is a promotional for UMMC numbnuts, nothing more. Why don't we know about the THOUSANDS of other interns, practicum practicing students, etc. that are soon to be professionals? Because it's not news - the Oxford plantation is in damage control on so many levels, he has to self-promote wherever it can get away with (meaning whatever media outlet will play along for a "story". Meh).

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