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Students from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry (UNMC) recently donated their time and benefited from a real-world working experience as they volunteered at the annual Panhandle Dental Day, which offered free dental care to local children.
In addition to helping area youth receive necessary treatments, UNMC students were able to log clinic hours and take advantage of working with real patients, according to the Sun Telegraph. During the two-day event, the children received several services, including teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings and tooth extractions.
Also, volunteers talked with the children about the importance of oral hygiene, the news source reports.
"For many of the children we are their dentist, this is their annual check-up," said David Brown, executive associate dean at the school. He added that UNMC's involvement is "just one way that we can ensure a healthy and vibrant future for Nebraskans."
While attending these events can be beneficial to families with little or no dental insurance, discount dental plans can provide them with the opportunity to receive treatments on a regular basis.
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