USI dental hygiene students to provide free care for military veterans

The University of Southern Indiana Dental Hygiene Clinic will provide free dental cleaning, fluoride and X-rays for military veterans from Monday, November 4 through Friday, November 8.

“Over the course of the last academic year, USI students were able to serve 415 area veterans,” said Joel Matherly, assistant director of USI’s Veteran, Military & Family Resource Center. “Oral health care is a tremendous need across the area, and we appreciate how the USI Dental Hygiene Clinic has responded specifically to the needs of local veterans.”

The USI Dental Hygiene Program collaborates with USI’s Veteran, Military & Family Resource Center to offer special clinic hours for veterans. USI Dental Hygiene faculty will supervise the students who will be working in the clinic.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling 812-464-1706. Proof of military affiliation and picture identification is required. Veterans will need to bring photo identification and proof of military affiliation to their appointment.

The USI Dental Hygiene Clinic is located on the USI campus in the Health Professions Center Room 1040, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, Indiana 47712.

The Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Southern Indiana is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education.

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Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls more than 10,700 dual credit, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in more than 130 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 20,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. USI is online at www.usi.edu.