What: UCSF will offer free dental screenings to children ages 17 and under as part of San Francisco’s Cesar Chavez Festival. Pediatric residents in training and dental students in the UCSF School of Dentistry will perform the screenings and apply fluoride varnishes to prevent cavities in children who have received parental/guardian consent. Dental education also will be available as part of an overall effort to provide a positive early dental experience for children in a friendly setting. Screenings take approximately 15 minutes. No appointment is necessary.

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Intersection of 24th and Harrison streets, San Francisco

Why: Early detection is key to diagnosing potential tooth decay, which remains one of the nation’s most common chronic diseases. By age 17, more than 7 percent of children have lost a permanent tooth to decay.


The dental screenings are sponsored by UCSF Dental Center and the Hispanic Student Dental Association.


About UCSF: UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises two top-ranked hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area. Please visit www.ucsf.edu/news.


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