National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Children's Dental Health Month is observed every year in February.

Each year, local observances of the month often include poster displays, coloring and essay contests, health fairs, free dental screenings, museum exhibits, classroom presentations and dental office tours.

UNMC College of Dentistry, a service provider partner in the Child Oral Health Collaborative, hosted its annual Children’s Dental Day on Friday, February 2. Over 130 children from seven Nebraska communities received $114,000 in dental services at the dental college in Lincoln. Volunteers, dental faculty, residents and students provided dental cleanings, fillings, extractions root canals and stainless steel crowns to children who may not otherwise receive dental care.

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