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09-Feb-2018

Southern University at Shreveport Partners with Miles For Smiles Mobile Dental Care and Dentistry From The Heart to Offer Free Dental Care On February 17th

Event will provide adult patients without dental insurance a free extraction, filling or cleaning

Shreveport, LA – Southern University at Shreveport’s Dental Hygiene Clinic has partnered with Miles For Smiles mobile dental care and Dentistry From The Heart to host a free dental care event February 17th. The event is for adults 18 years of age and over and will be held at Southern University at Shreveport’s main campus located at 3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Jeremy Alexander from Miles for Smiles and a team of volunteer dental professionals will provide free extractions, fillings, or cleanings. Hygienists, dental assistants and other dental professionals will also be donating their time and resources in order to provide free dental care to as many people as possible.

“In our mobile dentistry practice we see hundreds of children each year, said Dr. Alexander. “This event allows us to extend much needed care to parents and other adults who cannot afford dental services.”

The event provides a great opportunity for Southern University at Shreveport’s Dental Hygiene program faculty and students to give back to the community while utilizing the resources of the newly relocated Dental Hygiene Clinic on the main campus.

“In addition to the quality training we provide our students, service is a core value here at SUSLA,” said Southern University at Shreveport Chancellor, Dr. Rodney Ellis. “We encourage our students as they graduate and enter professional careers to use their education and resources to continue giving back to the Shreveport community.”

To register as a volunteer service provider or as a patient visit the Southern University at Shreveport website at susla.edu and click on the event banner at the top of the page.

ABOUT SUSLA DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM
The Dental Hygiene program of Southern University at Shreveport awards an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. The students learn to perform clinical services that contribute to the maintenance of good oral health. The program's offerings include learning experiences from a variety of disciplines to provide a diverse foundation. To find out more about the Dental Hygiene program contact Cynthia Latin at clatin@susla.edu or 318.670.9561.

ABOUT MILES FOR SMILES MOBILE DENTAL CARE
Miles for Smiles is more than just a dental office on wheels. Serving as a "dental home”, we deliver comprehensive care directly to children at their schools. We care about our young patients and take the time to help them establish healthy dental routines that they will carry for a lifetime and pass down to the next generation. Dr. Alexander and his staff now serve children in Caddo and Bossier Parish School Districts. For more information, call (318) 317-2800 or email, smile@milesforsmiles.com.

ABOUT DENTISTRY FROM THE HEART
In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with Dr. Vincent Monticciolo, who wanted to give back to the community and to provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization that provides free dental work for people in need. Since its inception, Dentistry From The Heart has grown to include over 200 annual events nationwide and has provided more than 60,000 people with an estimated $8 million in free dental care services. For more information, please visit: www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.