Roseman Dental at Roseman University provides free dental screenings and cleanings to children in Salt Lake County

Roseman Dental at Roseman University provides free dental screenings and cleanings to children in Salt Lake County

Taking care of your children’s oral health can have a significant impact on their overall health and can enhance their educational experience. Tooth pain – the leading cause of school absence in the US – and other oral health problems account for around 51 million hours of missed school every year. According to a study done in North Carolina, children with poor oral health were nearly three times more likely to miss school due to dental pain. Dental pain is caused by cavities and gum disease. These issues are a result of untreated tooth decay. It is estimated that roughly 17 million children suffer from untreated tooth decay which makes it the single most common chronic childhood disease in the US.

Dental pain. Missed school. These things can be avoided by taking the necessary preventative steps early on with your children. The average cost of applying a dental sealant – a practice that reduces the risk of decay – to a child’s permanent teeth is roughly one-third the cost of filling a cavity. Regular dental visits and basic education about proper oral healthcare can make a big difference in a child’s oral health.

At Roseman Dental, we believe in prevention and that’s why on May 6, 2022, we held our annual Give Kids a Smile® event where free dental screenings & cleanings were provided to children 18 and under in Salt Lake County. Children and teens who came in for a checkup and cleaning received a voucher to return to Roseman Dental for a FREE comprehensive exam, x-rays, sealants, and up to $100 of additional care. While at the event children and parents were taught oral health education through various carnival games. Those in attendance learned how to floss and were shown the proper technique for brushing their teeth, among other things.

This event would not have been possible without our generous sponsors – Marathon Petroleum Corporation and the American Dental Association. Because of these sponsors and our wonderful staff and dental students, Roseman Dental was able to see 269 children. Of the 269 children seen:

  • 67 percent reported having no dental insurance (including Medicaid)
  • 43 percent reported that it had been over 1 year since their last dental visit
  • 57 percent reported that they have no dental home
  • 55 percent reported that they had urgent or moderate dental care needs
  • Nearly 50 percent of the patients reported that they were enrolled in free or reduced-price lunch which means that nearly 50 percent of the patients’ parents earn 200% or less of the federal poverty level ($27,000 per year for a family of four)

Roseman Dental knows that there are families in our community that need our help and we find great joy in offering high-quality, affordable dental care to those who truly need it. If you were not able to attend our Give Kids a Smile® event this year, keep a look out for our Back to School Brush-Up™ event which is typically held in August every year.

 

Roseman Dental Cares for 200 Kids at Free Back to School Brush-Up™ Event

Roseman Dental Cares for 200 Kids at Free Back to School Brush-Up™ Event

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 2021 – 2022 academic school year. Those that attended the event received a voucher to return to Roseman Dental for a free comprehensive exam, free x-rays, and up to $50 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.

At the end of the day, Roseman Dental students, faculty and staff were able to provide free dental screenings and cleanings to 200 children. Of the 200 patients treated, 37.91 percent hadn’t seen a dentist in over a year. In addition, 109 out of the 200 children did not have dental insurance.

This event was not possible without our wonderful sponsors. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor – Intermountain Healthcare – and our two Bronze Sponsors – KKOS Lawyers and Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors. 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 4 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 $50 of additional care. For more information about this event click here.

 

Roseman Dental Cares for 200 Kids at Free Back to School Brush-Up™ Event

2022 Give Kids a Smile® Presented by Marathon Petroleum Corporation – Free Dental Screenings & Cleanings for Children 18 & Under

Roseman Dental and Roseman University College of Dental Medicine are providing dental screenings and cleanings free to qualifying children ages 18 and under at the Give Kids a Smile® event in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of oral healthcare and help stop the spread of untreated dental decay. Children and teens who come in for a checkup and cleaning will also get a voucher* to return to Roseman Dental for a FREE comprehensive exam, x-rays, sealants, and up to $100 of additional care.

WHEN

Friday, May 6
9:00 am to 4:00pm – No appointments, walk-in patients only, while supplies last

WHERE

Roseman Dental
10894 S River Front Pkwy
South Jordan, UT 84095

*Masks may be required. COVID-19 safety protocols are followed at Roseman Dental. Everyone is screened using a brief questionnaire prior to entering. Individuals with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not permitted to enter. Event is subject to change. No appointment necessary, children are treated on a first come first serve basis and treatment will be limited by clinical capacity during the time of event. Vouchers are good for 6 months from the date of the event.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

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FREE Dental Screenings and Cleanings for Children K-12

FREE Dental Screenings and Cleanings for Children K-12

Back to School Brush-Up™ Event Information

Date
Friday, August 6

Time
9am to 4pm

Utah Location
Roseman Dental
10894 S River Front Pkwy
South Jordan, UT 84095

Masks required. COVID-19 safety protocols are followed at Roseman Dental. Everyone is screened using a brief questionnaire prior to entering. Individuals with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not permitted to enter.

*Subject to change. No appointment necessary, children are treated on a first come first serve basis and treatment will be limited by clinical capacity during the time of event.

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With the new school year quickly approaching it is important to make sure that your children’s oral health is in tip-top shape. It is estimated that over 17 million children suffer from untreated tooth decay, making it the single most common chronic childhood disease in the United States. In addition to that, tooth decay causes tooth pain which is the leading cause of school absence in the U.S. Tooth pain and other oral health problems account for roughly 51 million hours of missed school each year.

It is important to have your children see a dentist on a regular basis because tooth decay often leads to cavities and gum disease. When left untreated, these conditions cause pain that makes it difficult for children to focus and learn. Visiting the dentist every six months can help prevent tooth decay from turning into cavities or worse tooth loss. Tooth loss in children can lead to poor self-esteem and problems learning to speak and form words properly.

Our Roseman Dental Utah location will be holding its sixth annual Back to School Brush-Up™ event in August to help do our part in reducing the number of hours children are absent from school due to tooth pain.

“The goal of this event is two-fold: first, to provide a positive dental experience for these children and make them life-long dental patients without the fear of going to a dentist and second, to raise awareness to the media and to the community of the unmet oral health needs of children in the local population,” said Frank Licari, Roseman University College of Dental Medicine Dean.

Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) students from the Roseman University’s College of Dental Medicine will provide free dental screenings and cleanings for all children and teens entering grades K-12 for the 2021 – 2022 academic school year. Children and teens who come in for a screening and cleaning will also get a voucher to return to Roseman Dental for a free comprehensive exam, free x-rays, and up to $50 in additional care. All dental work will be supervised by faculty members who are licensed Utah dentists. Student dentists will also provide parents with education and information about proper oral healthcare for children and teens.

Make sure to join us at our Back to School Brush-Up™ event. Don’t let tooth pain be the reason your children miss school this year.

 

2021 Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors, Intermountain Healthcare, KKOS Lawyers and Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors, for helping make this event possible.

Presenting Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

New Year, New Deal – Dental Care Voucher Offer

New Year, New Deal – Dental Care Voucher Offer

Roseman Dental is pleased to offer new and existing patients a voucher for dental care. The voucher can be used towards the cost of a comprehensive or periodic exam and necessary radiographs up to $119.00, and an additional $100.00 for needed dental care, for a total value up to $229.

The offer has been extended from Monday, February 7, 2022, through Monday, March 31, 2022. At Roseman Dental, your health is our #1 priority.

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Importance of Keeping Up on Your Oral Health

Oral health is central to your overall health. Oral health includes your teeth, mouth and surrounding craniofacial structures (skull & face). Having good oral health assists in improving your ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions to show feelings and emotions.

To keep up on your oral health you should be

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste
  • Drinking water with fluoride
  • Flossing daily
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Limiting sweet snacks between meals
  • Staying away from sugary foods and drinks and try not to sip or eat on them all day. If you want a sugary food or drink, have one at mealtimes.
  • Visiting your dentist regularly

If good oral health is not maintained, you are at risk of things such as cavities and periodontal disease, both of which can impact your overall health.

Barriers to Good Oral Health

  • Limited access to and availability of dental services
  • Lack of awareness of the need for care
  • Cost
  • Fear of the dentist/dental procedures

With the voucher*, Roseman Dental hopes to eliminate the cost barrier for you and your family. Let’s make 2022 a year dedicated to our oral and overall health.

*Offer only valid at Roseman Dental Utah Location

2020 Give Kids a Smile® – Free Dental Screenings & Cleanings for Children 18 & Under

2020 Give Kids a Smile® – Free Dental Screenings & Cleanings for Children 18 & Under

Roseman Dental and Roseman University College of Dental Medicine are providing dental screenings and cleanings free to qualifying children ages 18 and under at the Give Kids a Smile® event on Friday, February 7 from 9am to 4pm in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of oral healthcare and help stop the spread of untreated dental decay. Children and teens who come in for a checkup and cleaning will also get a voucher* to return to Roseman Dental for a free comprehensive exam, free x-rays, and up to $50 in additional care.

WHEN

Friday, February 7
9:00 am – 4:00 pm | No appointments – walk-in patients only, while supplies last

WHERE

Roseman Dental
10894 S River Front Pkwy
South Jordan, UT 84095

*Voucher is void if unsigned. Expires after 12 months, and is only redeemable at Roseman University College of Dental Medicine. Vouchers are non-transferable, may not be duplicated, and cannot be combined with additional offers. Cannot be used as payment towards Roseman dental membership plan dues. Not redeemable for cash and applicable for school aged children 18 years and younger.

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