Last month, Roseman Dental held its annual free Back to School Brush-Up™ event where our dental students and faculty provided dental screenings and cleanings to children in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2022 – 2023 academic school year. Those who attended the event received a voucher to return to Roseman Dental for a free comprehensive exam, free x-rays, and up to $100 in additional care.
While waiting to be treated, participants enjoyed the oral health carnival where they learned about good oral hygiene habits and tips, how to properly brush their teeth and floss and what foods are good and bad for your teeth through several interactive carnival games.
We asked the clients who visited us that day to take an exit survey. These results confirm that the children our students served truly needed and appreciated the services that were provided:
- 55 percent of our patients were presented with 4 or more carious teeth.
- Of those who reported an answer, 81 percent of our patients have no dental insurance (including Medicaid).
- Of those who reported an answer, 44 percent said that it has been over 1 year since their last dental visit.
- 41 percent reported they have no dental home.
- 56 percent reported they have urgent or moderate dental care needs.
- Patients visited us in South Jordan, UT from as far away as Ogden and Payson, UT. For reference, that’s about an hour drive.
This event was not possible without our wonderful sponsors. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor – Marathon Petroleum. Your contributions allowed us to provide needed dental care to children in our community.
Roseman Dental will be hosting its annual Give Kids a Smile® event on Friday, February 3 where our dental students and faculty will be providing free dental screenings and cleanings to children 18 and under. Those that attend will receive a voucher to return to Roseman Dental for a free comprehensive exam, x-rays, sealants, and up to $100 of additional care. More information about this event will be announced soon.