TJC to offer free dental, vision screenings Saturday | TJC

TJC to offer free dental, vision screenings Saturday

Tyler Junior College will offer free dental and vision screenings on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center located at 1200 E. Fifth St., on the TJC main campus.

Some 150 students in the TJC dental hygiene, ophthalmic medical assistant and nursing programs have volunteered to work at the event, which is expected to serve up to 300 patients. They will not receive class credit for the event but will gain valuable hands-on training in their respective fields of study.

The event is sponsored by East Texas Missions of Mercy.

Services available will include eye exams, preventative dental care and dental cleaning. The event will also offer limited fillings, extractions, root canals and partial denture fittings.

Tickets are first come, first served, and they will be handed out beginning at 5 a.m. Registration will open at 6 a.m. Interested persons should bring their current list of medications, but ID is not required.

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