School of Dental Medicine offers free exams

Jack Heneghan, Staff Reporter

The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine’s bi-annual Admitting Days event will be held on Feb. 4 and 5. The dental school will offer free exams to anyone who is 18 years old or older who has not been enrolled as a patient already.

Third and fourth-year medical students and residents will work with patients under the supervision of faculty members. According to the school’s website, the appointment “requires more time than similar work from a private dental office” due to the educational nature of the session. Patients can also receive a $100 voucher for future dental services during Admitting Days and in general a 30 percent to 50 percent price reduction, depending on the procedure.

The School of Dentistry recently celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2017 and has been holding this event for the past four years.  Over the years, more patients have started to participate. This past September, over 200 patients were treated. The school also holds emergency clinics where the price is $27 for a diagnosis and typically between $85 and $115 for a procedure.

Admitting Day services are by appointment only, and limited time slots are available. Those interested in participating in Admitting Day can call the dental clinic to schedule an appointment. The clinic is located at 2124 Cornell Road on the Case Western Reserve campus.