Give Adults a Smile Day event held at SIU

Give Adults a Smile Day event held at SIU

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Adults were all smiles on Friday at Southern Illinois University.

Friday marked the 5th annual "Give Adults A Smile Day" where folks had an opportunity to get free dental care at SIUC's dental hygiene clinic.

The event was for adults 20 years old and older who were uninsured, on a fixed income, or covered by Medicaid.

One person from Zeigler, Illinois says events like these really help out.

"It helps everybody out. Times are tough. A lot of people don't have the money to get to the dentist. I know I don't, so I have not been since 2008, so this has given me the ability to do that," Jordan Johnson said.

Registered dental hygienists, SIU and John A. Logan dental hygiene students provided the free dental care that included examinations, x-rays, cleanings, limited restorative care and fluoride treatments.

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