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CCC Offering Free Day of Dental Screenings, Cleanings for Local Kids


Camden County College’s dental hygiene and dental assisting students and staff will provide free cleanings and other preventive care – along with dental education services – to area children aged 12 and younger for “Give Kids a Smile!” Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 3.


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and “Give Kids a Smile!” Day is the perfect way to focus on the needs of children. Also known as National Children’s Dental Access Day, this public health project provides a day of preventive dental care and education to youngsters who would otherwise not have access to such services.


Camden County College is one of more than 80 entities throughout the state that will be participating in this project in association with the New Jersey Dental Association. All services delivered on-campus that day will be overseen by Dr. Catherine Boos, who is a licensed dentist and the director of the College’s dental programs.


“Give Kids a Smile!” Day will be conducted in CCC’s William H. Copperthwaite Dental Hygiene Clinic. This facility is located on the second floor of Taft Hall on the College’s Blackwood Campus, which is at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.


Services will be provided by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (856) 227-7200, ext. 4631. To access the forms necessary to participate, visit the New Jersey Dental Association Web site at


For further details about the event, contact Anna Marie Agresti at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4631.


For directions to the Blackwood Campus, visit

Published: January 18, 2012