Don't miss: Free oral health care services at School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry students and faculty will perform free oral health screenings and other services during the annual Dental Health Day Nov. 8 at the School of Dentistry, 1011 N. University on Central Campus.

"Dental Health Day is a great way for patients to be both pro-active and learn more about what they can do to maintain good oral health to reduce the risk of needing emergency care in the future," says Katie Ratliff, a third-year dental student who directs the volunteer effort.

The screenings are open to anyone regardless of income. Children must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Other no-cost services that will be offered include screening X-rays, tooth decay examinations, oral cancer screenings, and tips on how to achieve and maintain good oral health. Treatments will not be provided.

Registration is from 8:30 a.m.-noon; patients will be seen from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. It is not necessary to make an appointment. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis, or until 150 patients have been examined.

Patients attending Dental Health Day can park for free at the Fletcher Street Parking Garage next to the School of Dentistry.

For more information about Dental Health Day, call the School of Dentistry at 763-6933 or toll-free at (888) 707-2500, or go to www.dent.umich.edu.