P.S. 140 students receive dental, cavity checkups

P.S. 140 students received dental appointments and cavity checkups, thanks to NYU’s College Dentistry researchers.
Photo courtesy of Sorel, NYU Photo Bureau

New York University’s College Dentistry researchers recently went to P.S. 140 to provide elementary school students with dental appointments to prevent cavities as part of NYU College Dentistry’s five-year study funded through a $13.3 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The prevalence of cavities in the Bronx is nearly twice the national average, according to recent statistics.

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