Free Dental Exams Available for Uninsured Children

toothChildren without dental insurance can get a free back-to-school checkup at the Indiana University Health LaPorte Dental Center. Appointments are required. During the screening, a dentist will do a visual exam and create a dental map of the child’s teeth and diagnose any problems or decay. Referrals will be given for follow-up care as needed.

Exams are available Aug. 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th from 8 until 10 a.m. and on Thursday, Aug. 6th and 13th from 4 until 6 p.m. Call 219-326-1943 to schedule an appointment.

The program is made possible with funding from the LaPorte Hospital Foundation Dental Fund. The IU Health LaPorte Dental Center provides quality care to children and adults with low incomes and no dental insurance. The clinic also accepts Medicaid patients.