Dental school to host annual free dental exam day Jan. 21

The healthiest bargain in town on Saturday, Jan. 21, is a free dental exam at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine.

Visit the Case Western Reserve dental clinic for free walk-in dental exams, which include X-rays and oral cleanings, between 9 a.m. and noon. The clinic is at 2124 Cornell Road. No appointment is needed; exams are administered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Patients must be 18 years or older and cannot be a current patient or have full dentures.

Students from the dental school’s student council organize the day of service, known as “Prophy Day,” said council President Kenneth Murry. Volunteer dental faculty and student dentists provide the free services.

Depending on the type of dental care needed, patients with certain dental needs may qualify for additional free or extensively reduced services. Any participant who wants to become a regular dental school patient will receive a $20 voucher to help defray the admitting cost.

Faculty will oversee the students as they perform exams.

For information, call 216.368.3819 or 216.368.6766 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. If the line is busy, the dental school asks that you call back instead of leaving a message. Visit for details.