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Free dental screenings for panhandle residents at CAPWN

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Here's something worth smiling about.

Panhandle residents could get a free dental cleaning if they pass a dental hygiene screening by the University of Nebraska Medical Center students in Gering.
 
Lasting until February 14th, people can set up a free screening appointment with students at the Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN)

During the screening, students will evaluate if a person has enough plague on their teeth and determine if they qualify to be a patient for a student's mock exam later this month.

If they qualify, residents may be able to receive their dental hygiene cleaning for free during the mock exam.
 
"As dental hygienists," says Dental Hygiene Instructor Nicole Baker. "We have to take a clinical board exam to get our dental hygiene license and so the students are trying to find patients for both the mock board and the board exams so that they could get their dental hygiene license."
 
Anyone interested in being screened must be at least 20-years-old.

Patients can set up an appointment by calling 308-633-3330.

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