The School of Dental Medicine's sixth annual Run for Smiles 5k
returns to promote cardiovascular and oral health awareness
and support programs that provide oral health care to
underserved populations in Buffalo.
Twenty-five years ago, faculty in the University at Buffalo
School of Dental Medicine learned that parents were brushing their
children’s teeth with Comet, a cleaning powder more suited
for a bathroom sink. They immediately realized they needed to raise
the “dental IQ” in the community.
In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month,
the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will provide
screenings or oral health education to local kids through its
two annual programs, Give Kids a Smile Day and Smile Education