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UofL offering free dental exams to kindergartners

“We know that getting preventative care prevents problems that could be much more expensive later in life,” said Dr. Erica Labar, with UofL Pediatrics. “We know that getting preventative care prevents problems that could be much more expensive later in life,” said Dr. Erica Labar, with UofL Pediatrics.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Health screenings are part of many parent's back to school checklist, especially if you have a kindergartner.

It's Kentucky law for students entering kindergarten to have dental exam. The UofL School of Dentistry is making that a little quicker and a little easier of the back to school budget. They are giving free dental screenings to all children entering kindergarten.

You have to make an appointment, but parents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this free exam.

“We know that getting preventative care prevents problems that could be much more expensive later in life,” said Dr. Erica Labar, with UofL Pediatrics. “So catching small problems when they're still small problems is very cost saving later on and also just getting good preventative care especially when it's free.”

To make an appointment, call 502-852-5312.

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