May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


UIC College of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry Hosts 10th Annual “Give Kids a Smile Day”

May 2013 Volume XLVIX Number 3

Dr. Indru Punwani hosted this event in association with NCDHM. Children ages 1-12 from the El Valor social service agency and St. Malachys School on Chicagos West Side were on site and received free oral screenings and oral care education from dental residents and students. A number of dignitaries were invited including Cook County president, senior dignitaries from UIC, as well as professional dental organizations, including the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentists, and American Academy of Pediatrics. Members of the media and their photographers also attended. Following the press conference, tours of the clinic were conducted while students received oral health care and dental education.

L-to-R: Dr. Cheryl Watson-Lowry (Chairman, Chicago Dental Society Government Affairs); Dr. David Miller (Chief, Div. of Oral Health, Office of Health Promotion, IL Dept. of Public Health); Dr. Petra von Heimburg (Director, Chicago Dental Society Northwest Suburban Branch); Jennifer Woodard (President, Illinois Medical District Commission); Dr. Jerry Krishnan (Associate VP for Population Health, Office of the VP for Health Affairs, UIHHS); Henry Taylor (Executive Director, Mile Square Health Center); Dr. Bruce Graham (Dean, UIC College of Dentistry); Dr. Indru Punwani (UIC COD Interim Head, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry);

President Toni Preckwinkle (Cook County Board President); Caryn Bills (UI Associate Chancellor); Dr. Edward Segal (VP, Illinois State Dental Society); Dr. John Rutkauskas (CEO, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry);

Dr. Rodney Vergotine (President, Illinois Society for Pediatric Dentists); Dr. George Zehak (VP, Chicago Dental Society); Dr. Barbara Bayldon (Executive Committee Member, Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics); Dr. William Frese (Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UIHHSS Children’s Hospital)