Dentists to offer free screenings at the New York State Fair

Children's oral health assessments and adult oral cancer screenings:

The New York State Dental Foundation, in conjunction with the Fifth District Dental Society, will sponsor free oral cancer screenings and free children's dental health assessments on Aug. 31 through Sept. 2, at the New York State Fair in Syracuse in the Fair's Hall of Health. Screenings will be conducted by volunteer dentists from Central New York.

The children's dental health assessments fulfill the New York State request that children entering grades K, 2, 4, 7 and 10 present a dental health certificate to their schools. The Fifth District Dental Society will provide free fluoride varnishes to children on August 28 and 29 and Sept.4 and 5, from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. SUNY Canton dental hygiene students will assist with fluoride varnish application.

For the duration of the 12 day fair, dentists and dental hygienists will be on hand to answer oral health questions at the Fifth District Dental Society booth in the Science and Industry Building-Hall of Health.

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