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Free Braces Screening Exam Day, June 19
Date:6/18/2009

DETROIT, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Orthodontic Department at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, in conjunction with Covenant Community Care Dental Center and Henry Ford School Based & Community Programs, will host a free Braces Screening Exam Day on Friday, June 19, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the UDM School of Dentistry, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Detroit.

Orthodontic screenings will start at 8:30 a.m., June 19, at the School of Dentistry for the first 500 interested patients. Parents/guardians will be notified by phone after the June 26 cleaning appointment if their child qualifies for free braces.

The Orthodontic Department will provide free braces for 60 children, ages 9-16, who meet the following criteria:

  • Patient must be ages 9-16
  • Patient must be Medicaid eligible (bring Medicaid card or child's Social Security number)
  • Severity of dental and jaw problem
  • One parent or guardian only must accompany child
  • Must return for June 26 cleaning appointment
  • Must be able to keep every monthly appointment

The 60 patients will be selected based upon educational and severity need. Screening does not guarantee acceptance for the free braces program. All children screened will be added to a database to provide follow up for general dental care.

For more information, contact the Dental School and Clinic at 313-494-6700.

The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, with approximately 100 academic majors and programs. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, the University has campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit. UDM is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and the largest of 18 Mercy institutions of higher education in the United States.

For the eighth consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwestern Master's Universities in the 2009 edition of U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges."

    CONTACT: Gary D. Lichtman
    Media Relations
    (313) 993-1254


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