Kentucky children receive free dental care from BCTC students


LEXINGTON Ky. (FOX 56) — Students in the Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) Dental Hygiene Program will provide free dental care to children during this year’s “Give Kids A Smile” event at the BCTC Cooper Campus. Appointments will be available from March 28 to April 1.

Children 12 and under are eligible to receive FREE dental cleanings, kindergarten screenings, dental supplies, x-rays, exams and fluoride treatments. Attendees will also be able to enjoy fun socially distanced activities like a photo booth, balloons and visits with the Tooth Fairy.

“This event is led by the Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association,” said Mary Jones, professor of dental hygiene at BCTC. “We are very proud of our students’ efforts to make this a fun experience for children and a very valuable opportunity for parents.”

BCTC’s Cooper Campus is located at 470 Cooper Drive in Lexington. Those with an appointment will receive a free parking pass.

BCTC’s dental hygiene program has been treating children in the community for over 40 years.

Sponsors of the event are GlaxoSmith-Kline, Modern Kids Dentistry, Union Pediatric Dentistry and Waterpik.


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