WKCTC Offering Free Dental Clinic for Veterans
Begins November 1, Appointments Being Accepted Now
MEDIA RELEASE: PADUCAH, KY (10/16/2017) West Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer a dental hygiene clinic to provide free dental cleanings, fluoride and any necessary x-rays for military veterans between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018.
"We want to honor our service men and woman with just a small token of our appreciation for all they have done for us," said Amanda Stringer, WKCTC Instructor, dental assisting/dental hygiene instructor. "This is also a wonderful learning experience for our dental hygiene students."
The students, under the supervision of WKCTC dental hygiene faculty, will treat the military patients on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. in the dental hygiene lab located in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 230. Appointments are required and can be made by calling (270) 534-3437. Proof of military affiliation and a photo ID is required. The plan of care can take three to three and a half hours. "We want to take our time and provide great dental care for our veterans," said Stringer.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized four consecutive times by The Aspen Institute as one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.