MILWAUKEE – As part of a national initiative to bring oral health
care to underprivileged families, the Greater Milwaukee Dental
Association (GMDA) and Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) are
holding the annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” on Friday, February
6. Gov. Jim Doyle and first lady Jessica Doyle
are the honorary co-chairs of the "Give Kids a Smile"
program this year, and they will visit the Marquette School
of Dentistry Pediatric Clinic to observe the program first-hand
from 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. More than 50 youth from the community
will be treated at Marquette as part of the program on Friday.
The GMDA and WDA, working with numerous agencies, sponsors, and
volunteer dentists, will treat hundreds of Wisconsin children
in some 130 sites across the state.
The Marquette University School of Dentistry is the only dental
school in Wisconsin , training more than 70% of all Wisconsin
dentists. A 96-chair community clinic provides Marquette students
with hands-on experience as they serve the needs of more than
15,000 patients each year, most of whom are underserved and would
go without dental care.
The School of Dentistry is committed to excellence in education,
scholarship and the provision of high quality oral health care.
Consistent with Marquette University 's mission, the school recruits
and educates a diverse student body, fosters personal and professional
excellence and promotes leadership expressed in service to others.