LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The College of Dentistry at the University of Kentucky hosted its very own Day of Dignity.
A month ago people from the college joined other professionals for a Day of Dignity, providing screenings for the less fortunate, students wanted to take it a step further.
Dentistry volunteers invited the homeless community to come into the clinic.
They provided extractions, restorations, cleanings and anything else the person might need.
Fourth-year dental student Sarah Chhadh says the event is a win-win.
“It’s been really great. I mean their really happy just walking in through the door, just knowing that they have a place that they can actually get treatment. the students here have all been very pleasant. they’re excited to be able to provide treatment and they’re excited to give back to the community so I think the patients just seeing that is really great they just they feel very welcomed here,” Chhadh said.
Chhadh says they want to eliminate disease, she says a lot of people don’t know but if you have a tooth infection it can get into your bloodstream and affect your overall health.
The college of dentistry is hoping to make this an annual event.