Dental students making free mouth guards for athletes
Dental students at the University of Michigan are making free mouth guards for young athletes.
The School of Dentistry will make mouth guards for 120 kids, ages 5 and older, on July 28. The procedure takes about an hour.
Tamara Mackie, a fourth-year dental student, says the annual clinic is an opportunity for students to serve the community. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the School of Dentistry on North University Avenue.
Aparent or guardian must accompany a child under 18. Braces are OK, too.
Kenneth May, an associate professor of dentistry, says athletes quickly adjust to wearing mouth guards. He says, "They just make sense."