School of Dentistry Provides Free Dental Cleanings

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry ‘s Dental Hygiene students are looking for some perfect mouths.

The perfect mouths in this case haven’t received a dental cleaning in a number of years. UMKC dental hygiene students are hosting patient screenings, including free X-rays, as part of their clinical board examination.

Potential patients must:

  • Be older than 21
  • Be in good health
  • Not wear braces
  • Have most of their teeth
  • Be available for a four-hour session in the morning or afternoon of Monday, May 13 or Tuesday, May 14.

Potential patients who meet the above criteria must schedule a screening session for between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the School of Dentistry, 650 E. 25th St. To schedule or for more information, call 816-301-4421 or email

Do not attend a screening session if you have severe dental needs requiring immediate attention. The screenings are for dental cleaning only — not for services such as fillings, crowns or extractions. If you are in pain or need immediate dental care, call the Emergency Clinic at 816-235-2100 about becoming a patient of record at The UMKC School of Dentistry.

About the UMKC School of Dentistry

The UMKC School of Dentistry originated in 1881 as the Kansas City Dental College. The name has changed and the school has grown and evolved into a multi-faceted institution, but it has maintained a tradition of excellence in education for over a century. The School offers a varied and complete range of educational experiences for students of dentistry and dental hygiene and for graduate and continuing education students. For more information about the UMKC School of Dentistry, visit You can also find the School of Dentistry on Facebook.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, and is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2013. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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