LOOK: More than 200 patients treated at annual ‘Admitting Days’ clinic

More than 80 dental students participated in the Admitting Days dental clinic, each day, on Sept. 17 and 18 at the CWRU School of Dental Medicine.Dean Kenneth Chance and Ali Syed, the program organizer, check in on patients at the Dental School's Admitting Days event on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.Students put a little extra into this year's Admitting Days event at CWRU's Admitting Days dental clinic, providing free dental care to members of the community. A patient at the annual Admitting Days event waits to receive dental care. Anyone at least 18 years old who has never enrolled as a patient at the dental clinic can receive a free dental exam, free X-rays and optional cleaning for $25 during Admitting Days and receive a $100 voucher toward future dental services as part of an accepted treatment plan. Each year, the dental school’s students and residents treat more than 8,000 patients, including university students, employees and the general public, at discounted prices.A dental student treats a patient at the Dental School's annual Admitting Days event. Following X-rays and the exam, the clinic scheduled each patient’s next appointment aimed at crafting a personalized, detailed treatment plan.From left, Andres Pinto and Ali Syed, from CWRU's School of Dental Medicine talk with a dental student during the Admitting Days event on Sept. 18.More than 200 patients were treated at the Dental School's annual Admitting Days event on Sept. 18.A professor from CWRU's School of Dental Medicine discusses a treatment plan with his students at the annual Admitting Days dental clinic on Sept. 18. Patients are treated by third- and fourth-year dental students and residents, with supervision from dental school faculty members.Patients at the annual Admitting Days event are treated by third- and fourth-year dental students and residents, with supervision from dental school faculty members.This year, the Admitting Days event treated more than 200 patients over two days.“Dental health is a vital aspect of overall health, and this is an opportunity to show patients the benefits of seeing a dentist regularly,” said Ali Syed, assistant professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the dental school. “It’s important for people to understand the difference between regular dental care and when they need emergency dental care.”

Students from the School of Dental Medicine provided free dental care to more than 200 people as part of the annual Admitting Days dental clinic at Case Western Reserve University on Sept. 17 and 18.

More than 80 third- and fourth-year students and residents participated in the clinics each day, under the supervision of faculty.

Anyone at least 18 years old who has never enrolled as a patient at the dental clinic could receive a free dental exam, free X-rays and optional cleaning for $25 during Admitting Days and receive a $100 voucher toward future dental services as part of an accepted treatment plan.

Following X-rays and the exam, the clinic scheduled each patient’s next appointment aimed at crafting a personalized, detailed treatment plan.

To learn more about the dental clinic and other community dentistry opportunities Case Western Reserve dental students and faculty have, visit case.edu/dental.