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Harcum College Offers Free Dental Exams for Teens and Kids

Cohen Dental Center exams are free for ages 17 and under this summer

Bryn Mawr, Pa. (April 7, 2014)— The Dental Hygiene Program at Harcum College will offer free oral examinations, cleaning, x-rays, sealants, fluoride treatments and health care instructions for teens and children ages 17 and under May 21-July 21, 2014 at the Cohen Dental Center on Harcum’s Bryn Mawr Campus.

             The Cohen Dental Center is a 16-chair clinical facility with state of the art equipment, including radiology rooms, Panorex (a 360-degree dental X-Ray machine), computer lab, and classroom. The clinic is equipped to provide an array of high-quality dental hygiene services to the public. Comprehensive dental hygiene treatment is provided by Harcum students who are overseen by a staff dentist and Harcum Dental Hygiene faculty.

            Children under 17 face a greater degree of tooth decay, due to diets and issues with access to quality dental care. The New York Times has reported that approximately 132 million Americans are lacking dental insurance and with dentists’ fees going up, the percentage of Americans with untreated cavities is rising for the first time in a half-century. Forty percent of Pennsylvanians lack dental insurance.  Medicaid, intended to cover basic dental care and emergency procedures for children, in most states covers only emergency care for adults.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cohen Dental Center is located on Harcum’s Bryn Mawr Campus at 750 Montgomery Avenue in Bryn Mawr, two blocks from the Bryn Mawr SEPTA Regional Rail station. Appointments are required. A limited number of appointments are available. To schedule an appointment, contact the Cohen Dental Center at 610-526-6113 or email dentalclinic@harcum.edu

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