Dental Care for Children of Horse Workers

Jul 20, 2011

Children of horse industry employees in Lexington will be receiving free dental exams as part of a new partnership. Keeneland, the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, and Blue Grass Farms Charities are teaming up to provide free dental screenings for kids July 30th. Residents and professors from the College of Dentistry will staff a mobile dental unit at Keeneland. College Dean Sharon Turner says the collaboration will benefit all involved. 

"There is a lot of disease we need to treat and there's a lot we can do to prevent even more.Secondly, I have a lot of dental students who need to learn how to treat children," she said. 

The screenings happen from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30th for children between the ages of 4 and 10. Many of the kids will likely be referred to the College of Dentistry's after-hours Twilight Clinic, which performs dental work at a low cost or free of charge for those in need.