October 5, 2010

Vanderbilt Dental Offering Free Dental Screenings in October for New and Uninsured Patients

As part of National Dental Hygiene Month, the Vanderbilt Dental Center is offering free dental screenings Oct. 15 and 22 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Each screening will include a brief visual exam to assess overall tooth and gum health, as well as identify any concerns or dental needs. A free panoramic x-ray is included.

According to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, 75 percent of adults in the U.S. have some form of periodontal or gum disease, which could have been prevented with an oral health care routine, including regular visits to the dentist.

The Vanderbilt Dental Center is located in The Village at Vanderbilt, Suite 3300. To schedule a screening or for more information, call 615-322-2193 or email contactdentistry@vanderbilt.edu.