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WVU Dentistry to offer free clinic for children

Child receives dental care while parents and dental student observe

West Virginia University Dental Care students provide free dental services at WVU Pediatric Dentistry Clinic as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month. (WVU Photo)

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Children 1-to-17 will get free dental services provided by West Virginia University Dental Care students at the WVU Pediatric Dentistry Clinic Feb. 7 as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month. WVU Dental Care will offer screenings, fluoride treatments and other services, as well as oral health education to children from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the WVU Pediatric Dentistry Clinic.

Quotes and Comments

“Access to care in West Virginia is huge barrier for adults, for children, for everyone, healthy and sick. If we can get more people willing to come for an exam and for early intervention, it can help decrease dental disease burden in our children. It’s all about prevention and education.”

“In teaching, I want to educate as many dental students as I can about the importance of oral health in children and early intervention and prevention, so more people are reaching the kids who need us.” 

“It feels good to come full circle to be on a patient end, student end and faculty end. It’s an honor to bring change, leadership and health back home.” – Dr. Gina Graziani, chair of the department of pediatric dentistry 

Target Audiences

  • Parents and guardians
  • Health care professionals
  • Educators
  • Daycare providers


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WVU School of Dentistry

Find directions to the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic.

Appointments are required, and space is limited. To schedule an appointment for the services, call 304.293.0401.



CONTACT: Sunshine Wiles
Director of Communications and Marketing
School of Dentistry

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