Farmingdale State Hosts 'Give Kids a Smile Day'

College program offered free dental education and screenings.

More than 200 people attended 's fourth annual “Give Kids A Smile” day on Feb. 4.

The college invited children of ages one to 17 and their families from neighboring school districts to the campus to learn about dental health. The children were brought to the renovated for free oral screening exams, dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, urgent care and patient education.

This national event, sponsored by the American Dental Association, was developed to provide children with access to dental services. 

The Farmingdale State dental hygiene department collaborated with both the Nassau and Suffolk County Dental Societies and Stony Brook University’s School of Dental Medicine.  In addition to the program at Farmingdale, faculty and students from the dental hygiene department also participated at outreach events across Long Island.

Farmingdale’s dental hygiene program is part of the College’s Theresa Patnode Santmann School of Health Sciences, which enrolls more than 700 students. The Department of Dental Hygiene offers both the bachelor in science and associate in science degrees.

The Dental Hygiene Care Center provides services to the public and all treatment provided at the center is supervised by registered dental hygienists and dentists employed by the State University of New York.

Farmingdale State is celebrating is this year with an art exhibition and other events. 

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