BCSD Migrant Students Receive Free Dental Check-Up

June 21, 2016 – BCSD Migrant Students from second to seventh grades in need of dental care had the opportunity to receive dental treatment free-of-cost. Thanks to a partnership between BCSD Migrant Education and USC, District students received a much needed dental check-up by students of USC’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry Community Oral Health Programs.

“Our migrant families could not have such services otherwise. This partnership is a blessing,” said Janie Flores, Regional Director for the BCSD Migrant Program.

Students and their parents also received instructions on how to continue with a healthy dental routine at home, as well as information on the anatomy of their teeth.

“I am very grateful for the dental services I received. I am very happy to show a new smile,” said Migrant Student Nimsi Lopez.

The free mobile dental clinic took place during the first week of June at Longfellow Elementary School.

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Longfellow Elementary School transformed into a dental clinic with the capability to serve more than 30 students simultaneously.

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Students had the opportunity to receive dental treatment free-of-cost.

USC Student Dentist Shaan Baig

Students receiving education on how to keep their teeth healthy at home.

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Students learned about the anatomy of their teeth.

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A total of 100 students were served by USC’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry Community Oral Health Programs.

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Parents and students received instructions on dental care at home.

 

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