July 14, 2004
School of Dentistry annual free mouth guard clinic Saturday
DATE: 9 a.m. to noon July 17
EVENT: Amateur athletes, ages 5 and older, are invited to be fitted for a
free, customized mouth guard. Dental and dental hygiene students, supervised
by faculty members, will make custom mouth guards on a first-come, first-served
Once an impression is taken, the athlete or a parent or guardian will be able
to pick up the finished product about two hours later. Before leaving, the
athlete will be asked to try on the mouth guard in the presence of a student
dentist or dental hygienist to ensure a proper fit. If any final adjustments
are needed, those will be completed before the student athlete leaves the building.
PLACE: University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1011
N. University Ave., directly across the street from the Michigan League.
SPONSORS: U-M School of Dentistry, with leadership from Dr. William Godwin,
U-M professor emeritus of dentistry and sports dentistry specialist, considered
by many to be the “father of the mouth guard.”
The mouth guard program is in its 17th year and is supported by a grant from
the late Dr. Samuel D. Harris, a 1924 graduate of the U-M School of Dentistry.
Faculty and students, as well as several local dentists, volunteer their time.
TO REGISTER: No appointment is necessary. Because the program is so popular,
there could be a wait of 30 minutes for a chair, depending on the size of the
WEB LINKS: For more information about the School of Dentistry, visit the
Web at www.dent.umich.edu.
Contact: Colleen Newvine
Phone: (734) 647-4411