Friday, 22 February 2019 15:24

Dental students brighten local kids' smiles

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BANGOR - University of Maine at Augusta students learning about dentistry gave children free checkups Friday through the Give Kids a Smile Day program.



The UMA seniors, in partnership with the American Dental Association, cleaned and brightened teeth. They checked for cavities and made X-rays when needed for 43 local children through the school's Dental Health Clinic.


"We get to work with children from almost newborns under a year old, up to I think the oldest we have today is 16, so it's a great experience to work with kids of all ages," said Katherine Doyen, a UMA senior studying dental health.


Local dentists who volunteered their time and ability also were on hand to help when needed.


For more information about UMA's Dental Health Clinic, visit the school's website at